I have a Canon MV800i mini-dv camcorder. I am having trouble capturing video onto my PC. My spec is: Athlon 3 GHz 628 Mb Ram Maxtor HDD (with 37Gb free space) Nvidia Geforce FX5900XT Firewire card Windows XP os So, I would have thought that the PC is up to the task. The problem is that when I try to capture (either with Windows Movie Maker or Ulead Video Studio 7), it will get no more than a minute's worth and then will drop frames or completely freeze up. I've tried de-fragging, closing down all anti-virus and firewall software but to no avail. It will seem to 'lock up' completely; I try the Ctrl, Alt, Del and shut it down from there...but then find the system idle process is taking up 99% of the CPU and it just sits there, until I do a re-boot. I've read that it's better to have 2 hard drives, or at least partition your drive...but that seems a lot of effort and possibly beyond my skills. I understand that, unless I re-format my HDD and do a new installation, that a new partition might cause me other problems. Any advice or suggestions would be appreciated.