OK, so many of you know, my daughter decided to download a song she Googled and it gave my PC a nasty virus. After many futile attempts to get rid of this virus, I finally gave up and brought it to work and had my IT guy reformat and reload XP. I had backed up my computer to an ext hard drive luckily. So today, I bring the computer home and fire it up to set it up the way I want it. I got the internet working and my AVG restored. Now for the issues I am having.... 1. Internet Explorer would lock up on me every few minutes. Task Manager said it was "not responding" and I would have to "end task". I tried downloading IE8...didn't help. I then downloaded Firefox and that seems to be working fine. 2. I plugged in my ext hard drive to copy the files in "My Documents" back onto the hard drive and after plugging in the USB cable, the computer crashed/shutdown and attempted to but would not reboot. I hard-killed it and tried rebooting with the ext hard drive plugged in and it would not boot up. It boots up fine otherwise. I plugged it into my laptop and the ext hard drive appears just fine. All the files are there and everything is good on the laptop. Any ideas?