Yoyo, I haven't got a lot of time right now so I can't post my full thoughts but just quickly, keep an eye on your ethernet drivers and network preferences - I get the feeling they're becoming corrupted by something and are trying to find the server when it doesn't exist. Well the other way around, really - when they can't find what they're after, a problem occurs, in either drivers of other software (xDSL dialing software?) or preferences, causing the boot problems...<br><br>IM me if you get the chance and we'll kick this prob :)<br><br>Cipher13<br><br>