Win 98 is what I use and I have norton live update and catches all of them I'll scan once more. I remember I had a similar problem, which it knocked out my cd drive, could not detect it, and that was caused by a song I extracted for my son off his friend's cd and the song would not show up in easy cd, and I had to eaxtract again and it said it already existed, well it was and it was a P-FILE, I did a search and sure enough it was some sort of file that would knock out the drive.
Now, I can't even hook up the drive without the computer shutting down, I'm going out tomorrow and buy a new hard drive, install all my software and then tranfer my songs and files to the new one.
Does anyone think that maybe my power supply could be the problem? Whe I shut down, then flip the power switch off to work on the pc, then flip the switch it turns on without having to push the power on button! Weird!