I've used Eraser for years and never had a problem. Erasing an .avi file at 3 passes usually takes about a minute, minute and a half tops. I used Eraser the other day to erase the free space on my c: drive and now it takes roughly 8 -10 minutes to erase 1 .avi file. It also seems to be using all my cpu to do so, never noticed that before. I used 5.7 to erase the unused space. When it started acting funny I unistalled, reinstalled, to no avail. I then DLed 5.86 and it does the exact same thing. Anyone know why? Or how to resolve? Thanks in advance!