I'd love eto AIM you, Cipher--but of course wiping the HD wiped all my AIM stuff. I'm slowly getting things back together, though, so it won't be a long time.<br><br>About your suggestion, though, why would the ethernet drivers and the preferences be corrupted on the OS CD? Anyway, I now have the DSL line connected to an ethernet surge protector, so I'm hoping that will prevent any further problems.<br><br>And that's true too/--Shakespeare, King Lear
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