Howdy all, maybe some of you have noticed my total off-time starting at wednesday the 23rd (happy eighteenth birthday Koesj!) and continuing all the way through this week. Although my reasonably advanced computer skillz I can't seem to get a stable set-up running on my rig. I had Win98SE on it for a year now and after my virus problem last week (damn definitions from 12-31-2002) I decided to pop my OEM WinME cd in and install that one as an OS. Now that I've got my rig running again I 'noticed' that the probability of having crashes has risen exponentially from once in two days to about two times every hour. I've got a complete Norton security set running in the background and maybe I missed some driver updates but surely those two things shouldn't account for my computer randomly locking up every time I try to run Winamp, IExplorer and things like Kazaa at the same time right? I also get messages that IE encountered a fatal error every third link I click on and I had Torment lock up on me four times with a total play-time of three hours. Looks to me like there is some major sh*t going on in this rig, haven't had these problems for like, a year, and now its all messed up again. Win98 ran great but now that I run ME again I am beginning to remember earlier incidents with this set-up, even though it came with ME from the friggin' store! Maybe its because I'm running a sh*tty discount store system (Aldi should ring a bell for my German friends -_-) but this shouldn't happen with ANY computer right?