It may just be a red herring, you might have a machine with Faulty Hardware and have nothing to do with the OS. Do the Windows Update thru Internet Explorer and see what patches are available. You might want to apply them, you have nothing to lose except time in doing them. They may replace some unstable DLL out there?Originally posted by Bowling For Soup
I use Windows Me and haven't applied any patches to it. It's very unstable and I'm looking into upgrading to XP very soon. I miss my old computer with Windows 95, it was much more stable and I could leave it on for days and days.
Well in relation to new operating systems and file systems, I don't hold Symantec/Norton to blame. MS Upgraded NTFS under Win2000 so that it was different than NTFS under NT 4, so the old Norton SW needed to be upgraded for 2000, don't know if that is the same with XP, but it is pretty typical. I remember having to upgrade Norton Utils for DOS when upgrading from Dos 3.3 to 4.0 and from 4 to 5.x, etc. As long as they give you a relatively inexpensive upgrade path that is all you can ask for.Originally posted by Bowling For Soup
I guess these companies decided to screw everyone over by making the older versions obsolete on XP so that everyone will have to pay for the upgrade.