Hi - my dell desktop began behaving badly around xmas with increasing blue screen frequency and anything having to do with internet access went out entirely. the things in the back of my head were a McAfee uninstall that was sloppy, but no other major changes. the computer had run with the same hardware perfectly for 6+ months. So, I eventually did a restore install of XP and that fixed the blue screen. then got the ethernet to work again (though I still haven't switched back on the on-board ethernet and am using a USB adapter). BUT... now I'm back to blue screen, usually within the first 5 minutes of operation, sometimes not for an hour. This started happening right after upgrading to Flash 9. I guess the restore install replaced the flash version? Anyway - the timing was very suspicious. As it turns out, right around the end of December last year, I installed a program that required Flash 9 as well. So I'm wondering if that could be the culprit? I'm getting: Stop 0x00000050 with (0xE2FAC000, 0X00000000, 0X803A99F, 0X00000001) and then a stop on 0x0000008E Any thoughts? Is the Flash 9 theory crazy?