Last summer, my hard drive failed (no crash, just sudden death). Computer went off to IT guy who was able to recover data as long as it was a slave instead of a master drive. New hard drive, clean slate, no problems until now. I have become wary of Windows updates as they have caused blue screens in the past. Still, a new drive with reinstalled OS would have all the updates from the past (with all the fixes), so I have been letting them happen.
Windows XP v. 5.1 (build 2600.xpsp_sp3_gdr.100427-1636 : Service Pack 3)
Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:18.104.22.168) Gecko/20101203 Firefox/3.6.13
Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:22.214.171.124) Gecko/20101207 Lightning/1.0b2 Thunderbird/3.1.7 ThunderBrowse/3.3.4
Every time mouse, keyboard and external drive disappear (windows tells me it does not recognize USB device on port, blah, blah, blah), I seem to be doing something in Fire Fox: shopping on Amazon, searching with Google, etc. It has happened about 4 times in the last 6-8 hours. Seems to be increasing frequency as time passes - or I've just been more active than the last two days, not sure. Any help?
Edited by SusanO13, 20 January 2011 - 01:50 AM.