xp crashes in mail program

Just built a new pc and installed xp pro. Exverything seems to be working fine except sending mail. About 90% of the time sending a small note and 100% of the time if I attach a file, xp crashes. No blue screen, just black then reboots. Mail program I was using was Eudora pro 4.2, I thought maybe it wasn't compatible with xp so I configured Outlook but face the same problem. Anyone have any thoughts on what could be causing this and how to resolve it? Thanks.

Antec 835 350w
MSI KT3 Ultra2 with 512mb crucial ram
AMD 1800+ xp
40gb Quantum fireball 2 (7200)
2/4.5 IBM scsi drives (7200)
32x scsi cdrom IBM (made by Plextor)
12x4x32 scsi Plextor cdrw
2 adaptec scsi adapters
GE Force2 mx/mx 400
on board sound (for now)
10/100 ethernet adapter

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  1. everything else works fine (like surfing the web)?

    <i>It's always the one thing you never suspected.</i>
  2. So far everything else seems to be working. Web surfing, cd burning, etc. (not much of a gamer but a couple older games (2-3 years old), seem to work fine.

  3. Problem solved. Updated the ethernet card driver, that Microsoft seemed to think I needed, with the latest driver from the card manufacturer. All is fine now.

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