I have freezing problems every day. Sometimes several times a day. These can last from 30 to 90 seconds. If Im using IE8 and press another button the screen will fog over while the computer waits for a time out error to return control to the keyboard or stylus. I can usually use the home button to change to different windows, but all windows are frozen until the time out ends. Sometimes the home button wont work and the entire slate is frozen until it decides to come back. One time I discovered sending it to sleep and back released the freeze, but sometimes I cant even put it to sleep using the power switch until after the time out error comes back. I have looked into the event viewer and found that this problem is a two step process. First there is a warning: LMS cannot connect to Intel(R) MEI driver. This is listed as a source LMS with an ID code always of 1. This is then followed by an error code: The device, \Device\Ide\iaStor0, did not respond within the timeout period. This is always identified as an event ID9 whatever that means. I did a fresh install of the OS from a USB DVD drive using the included DVD set and the problem still happens. I first thought it was an IE8 problem, but it also happens when other programs run and IE8 is not open. It is the ONLY problem I have with the slate, I love it, and am willing to live with it even if this problem continues, but Id sure like to know more about what causes this. If there is a fix Id sure like to know what it is. Any ideas? I left the slate for a day or two before I customized with any of my own programs and the problem was there before I added anything so Im sure it is not something I added. Anyone else experience anything like this? Type Event viewer in the run/search window and you can see all the warnings and error codes your system is generating too.