Further problems indicate something isn't right. The trouble is that they are subtle failures and I can't nail the problem down to any specific hardware. Examples are: 1. Internet connection stops working. I still show as connected but the datastream is no longer showing activity. The last active page is still on screen but any subsequent selection brings up the usual "Cannot find" page. If this happens I can't reconnect - it goes through the usual protocols but hangs at the "Verifying username and password" bit. Only a reboot allows me to continue. 2. Software can likewise just stop working. I can be halfway through writing a sentence and it just stops. Oddly enough I can still close the program down and other running items are unaffected. Failures like this are frustrating because it could be the mobo, memory, CPU or graphics card/drivers. Another point is that it seems to have started since the last Windows update. Anyone got suggestions as to how you can verify the operation of mobo, memory or CPU as individual items? bones -----Original Message----- From: jhb_airlines-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:jhb_airlines-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of FrankTurley@xxxxxxx Sent: 19 August 2006 19:43 To: jhb_airlines@xxxxxxxxxxxxx Subject: [jhb_airlines] Re: Pauses In a message dated 19/08/2006 15:48:27 GMT Daylight Time, bones@xxxxxxx writes: Trouble is that the Health software shuts down the PC and this was happening so fast I couldn't get at the menu to disable the item! I know what it feels like! When I had problems connecting to the internet I read in somebody's help file to seek help from their web site! Frank T.