So. It’s not the CD’s either. It’s now narrowed down to a hardware issue (whopee). It’s not the RAM, but it may be the power supply or the motherboard. I’m betting it’s the motherboard myself.
Update on phone thing. John and I are now on Verizon’s IN network. Sprint can go stick it. E-mails with new number will follow to those of you who need them. Leave a comment if you’d like to be included in the list. John’s number remains the same.