I have seen some topics around the web about this problem, but found none on these Galaxy S II forums. I just got my phone off from service, so it came completely wiped out, but I still have the same problem on that unholy program called Samsung Kies when loading contacts. Even though the cell has no contacts at all, the phone takes ages to "load". And when it goes something above 60% an error message appears: "Stopped loading GT-I9100's contacts" and then it can't load the contacts AT ALL. Before it going to service I thought it was because any of the old contacts, but now as there are none I just think it's a problem of that god damn PIECE OF S... software! I thought I was lost with Nokia Ovi, but Samsung Kies is the worst piece of software I have ever seen!!! Thanks for any kind of help!!!