Hi there Just recently, after using all the beta versions on my PC (including the latest since it was released), I have come across a complete lock up of WinXP that has been getting more and more frequent. It occurs when logging in. A couple of icons will load into the system tray (usually the 'safely Remove USB' one and the one for my ADSL modem)..............and then nothing. The disk activity lights goes on and off indicating that something is happening but no further start up programs load.........nothing. And to make matters worse I cannot even call up the Task Manager check on what is actually running or not, or to initiate a restart. I have to reboot using the reset button. Initially I was baffled, especially when I have been using PG3 for so long. Then I disabled PG3 protection, logged in and out of the the three accounts that I have set up, restarted the PC several times, logging in after restart.......with no ill effects. I then reenable PG3 protection, logged off and logged in again.........and the prpblem re-manifested itself. Has anyone come across such behaviour before, and if so could they advise what action to take to reolve the problem? If not I may just have to install this version of the beta and await the next release. Many thanks in advance. Best regards Baldrick PS. I have all my screensavers defined to PG3, inlcuding the default one so I do not think that this has anything to do with the issue.