I have tried the ideas suggested .. well, the ones I can understand .. I am currently using mIRC 6.12 .. with the older version I didn't get this too often .. with this one .. I get it VERY often .. 30 times in an 9 hour period to be exact. I decided to get out the old pIRCh and see what it would do .. so far .. it's been running fine. There has to be some kind of conflict with mIRC that makes this occur mainly with XP.