There are lots of things that you can do to speed up a machine. One of the bigest bottle necks is the interface between the hard disk and the cpu. Typically, the drivers that are installed are the microsoft ones. These are junk. There should be a CD that came with the server that has Intel drivers for the IDE connection. Next thing to do is to turn off the system restore. When this is on, microsoft keep backing files up before you can access them. Nice idea but a huge performance hit. Lastly, set the performance (Right click on “My Computer, select properties – advanced) to “adjust for best performance”.