Got the "popping" noise too. Random. It's only a Windows audio popping sound, btw. I had the rebooting thing happen today too, for the first time. wtf??? Scanned everything, all ok. Unplugged all my other drives, booted from c:\ , and it booted, no problem. Re-hooked up the other drives, booted again and lo and be-hold re-boot with no problems...wtf? Billy Gatessss et. al. are doing some heavy ****, my man. They should drop the drugs./;';';';';'lllll Or maybe we should all be doing the same ones so we all know wtf is going on.