have ethernet between two other computers and two printers, dsl
connection w/hub. All has worked properly in that configuration beofre.
Printing and ethernet connections fine. Only my computer affected. ran
profiler, disk first aid and tech tools to optimize. Have burner, but
not connected at this time. odd little problem, while in a program or in
a browser, no noticable problem, except maybe taking Netscape (4.7) a
bit longer to load when gets to "initiating Java" Maybe a virus? Seems
like you might be correct about targeting a system or finder problem.
Thought about running disk warrior but concerned I might screw up
directory-if that;'s the problem with the computer. By the way, thnaks
very much for taking the time to assist.