Apparently, my old laptop decided to bite the dust and die. Now I'm using an even older and slower laptop to post this. Mom wants a new PC and she's trying to bully me into selling my DS to pay for it. At least she has to take her precious LED christmas lights back that she bought too. Makes me feel better that she has to suffer as well. Sorry, but I needed to get that off my chest. Besides that point, what do you think I should do? On one hand, I get a better PC, on the other I lose my DS. This is the one I'm using now: Dell Latitude C610 (previously a leased laptop that was for business) P3- 1ghz 256MB ram (and the slow old kind to boot) 16MB mobile Radeon I can completely refuse to sell my DS if I wish, she'll just be horrible to me for a long time (that's not really anything new though). I'm kind of lost at what to do. I won't even be able to get a decent PC. It's just that even the cheapest computers of today for even only $300 will run 1000x better than mine. I'll also mention that I don't really think I'll ever see my DS again. All my work dollars go into a family lump sum for food and bills, so I can't spend my own money. I have a job, but I can't control the money I make. She even hijacked my bank account and overdrew it so I can't use that anymore as well.