we have been having very severe problems ever since we tried to install Internet explorer 7 on a nice quiet functioning PC system. Crash bang goodbye followed by major rescue etc etc (I'm sure you have all been there) followed by total inability to access web pages, blog sites (ever since we moved to blogger beta) etc etc. And it started raining. It may well be that we are still blocked from logging onto our own blog, time will tell. Moral of the story : never let a giftware in the house.