A buddy of mine came over a few days ago and helped me out with my PC. I upgraded from Windows 98 (not SE... just 98) to Windows XP (professional edition). I also obtained a Seagate Barracuda 7200RPM 20GB hard drive. I now have two 20GB hard drives installed. I currently have a dial-up connection. With as much as I use the Internet at home, it's fine. Anyway, prior to upgrading to XP, I was consistently connecting to my local ISP at speeds of anywhere from 48kbps - 51kbps (which isn't too shabby for dial-up) Now that I have XP installed, my internal US Robotics 56K Win Modem won't budge past the 44kbps-45kbps mark. Nothing terrible significant but in the world of dial-up, I'll take what I can get. I'm not sure what other information may be needed, but can anyone toss out some ideas for me? Scott.