Ok. Another annoying hassle I found. I know this one is common as I've seen it before in the past, just don't remember where to find it. Whenever I restart my computer, I have to unplug my cable modem and router to be able to get back on the internet. I have XP Home, sp2, and full updates. Not too much of a bother as I leave my computer running all the time anyway, but when I install new programs or updates, etc, and I have to restart, it's a bitch having to go in the other room all the time to unplug and wait wait wait.. yeah.. Thanks guys also, running wizards doesn't correct the problem. for some reason i need to do a full reset from the power source.