ok...day two after getting my comp looked at and fixed by a tech dude (missing audio drivers and all sorts of lovely xp stuff) it started shutting down and restarting again...oh oh...and now yup it worked itself to a loop of restartin/shutting down glorified paperweight. and of course paid for version of AVG found squat. In fact its firewall started blocking all upon restarting. So i'm at the house I'm cat-watching for just to let you know i'm not gonna be around again for another week. Thank god I managed to restock a little before this happened again!