I got an error similar to that yesterday when I plugged in my laptop at kinkos. I brought my laptop so I oculd use their printers, and there computers dont have coverxp. anyways when i plugged the ethernet cable in it was fine but when i plugged in the USB i got the Sonic DLA error and it said it was formatting sor something like that. i let it sit for about 10 minutes and nothing. it freezes the whole computer and i cant stop it unless i turn off the computer. my CPU is maxed out to 100% as wel, the whole time. I only have 256 MB on that but its not my main computer. i use it for typing and internet only, normally. i have a dell inspiron 1000. anyone know what to do and why this happens?