After a fresh install of windows XP (with Sp2), latest drivers, hotfixes etc. why are some applications failing? IE is just falling over with errors at 4 or 5 times a day. I've even tried installing IE7. No joy. I've also noticed that the AVAST and my [email protected] services are dropping randomly as well.. Media player is also playing up with a few failures and i have codec errors.. I've not had this many errors after a fresh install before.. Any ideas? I was thinking it might have something to do with AVASt but i'm reliably told that it's a stable product. Maybe I should try unintalling IE completely, then try re-installing it. Any ideas or suggestions?