okies, it isn't malware. I have posted in internal hardware/ xp and such. but yeah, you have bn the only peoson to respond to my posts :\ you responded to my other post, a more detailed one, saying exactly what is happening, saying it would be better it be better to delete everything and start afresh etc, and there would be no use tellin me the origin of the probs or whatever. But even so, there IS something not right with this pc. I am at a lost as to what I do now. I went to the asus site, and put in P4P800-E and got the motherboard up... I click on the raid drivers... and get the latest, and then it tells me it is the wrong chipset. I still can't find the media audiio conytroller. I installed another... but it is Still popping up when I reboot that it finds new hardware. How do I turn that and the raid off pls?