Originally Posted by qlob
I'm talking about Dasmoover's original 3.3 image, that I rescued from a wiped harddrive. (The one I could never get to upload successfully.)
Is this the same machine with which you had so much trouble?
I think it is probably time for you to run memtest86 on it:
Memory errors would go a long way to explaining all the troubles you have had, if they all involve a single machine.