I have ran across something odd. At work I have a Win 98SE Compaq laptop and at home a Win 98SE Hewlett-Packard laptop. Both are on NOD32 2.50.25. I still use the one at home from time to time and approx a week or two ago, it began getting to the desktop photo and then just hanging there during boot (before any icons appear.) The only way to get things going again was to force a hard shutdown (which of course is not what I want.) I noticed that the freeze seems to happen just after NOD32 checks the floppy drive for a disk. I have unchecked the system startup file check at login and unchecked the floppy check in AMON, both to no avail. This has happened sporadically around 1 out of every 4 or 5 boots. Now this morning, the seldom used Compaq at work has started acting the same way. At home, I tried reverting back to 2.12 and it did not seem to help. I'm not sure what to do next. Both machines are clean from malware and viruses. It kinda makes me wonder if one of the recent engine/dat file updates could be causing it because when I ran on 2.12 earlier, I did not have any issues like this at all... on either machine. At home, I finally ended up taking NOD32 off entirely. Once it was off, no boot issues at all. 100% everytime. It's not critical that I need my 98SE PC on the web anymore but NOD was always sooo excellent on these older machines, I have been kinda shocked that it has started acting this way. Anyway, looking for some input/thoughts... Thanks!