I had to reformat this thing twice already because it will get so choppy that I can't even play music on it, it will constantly freeze. I did a system health scan from HP the other day and it told me my harddrive was bad. This computer is like brand new, I'm going to have to warranty and lemon law the shit. My sister on the other hand get virtually the same computer a month after me, so it had the new design, and she has no problems with her computer like I have with mine hooking up to my linksys router - where it connects but has no net, it only works on the d link i have here at my school house, and she never had a problem with the computer booting up taking literally 10-15mins like mine did before the reformat, and no problems with the cursor skipping, music skipping, or the computer just being slow and making a lot of noise. I got fucked. The computer is brand new. I don't game on it, download an incredible amount of crap or do much more than surf literally a handful of websites, word process, and play music. I have a gig of ram, and my hard drive has never had more than 35% of its capacity filled up even when I had 4000songs on this thing. Now I have only a handful of songs because I don't want to have to sit through reloading all the songs only to have the fucker crash again. Two reloads of windows since the beginning of september. At first I thought it was Norton Antivirus causing a problem, because its been known to cause some system slowness but I'm running bare bones right now without a full version of Norton and basically everything deleted from my harddrive. I have 80% of my harddrive free. Just ran a system scan. " Critical issues SMART Hard Drive detects imminent failure. Your hard disk drive is detecting an imminent failure. To ensure no data loss, backup contents and replace this hard disk."