every so often the sodding thing will corrupt its harddisk and I have to reinstall win 98 (and everything else)...I'm thinking its the case. the power supply sits only about an inch away from the cpu cooling fan. I put an extra case fan in but it still happens Grrr...
What do you think?
I'm not sure but it sounds like you got a faulty harddisk. Are you getting bad sectors? If you are, after you install win 98 do a surface check on it. Better still format it clean, plug it onto your pc check it and then plug it back onto your daughter's pc and reinstall
I had a Seagate Medalist drive that would do that every 6 months or so. Drove me nuts, thinking I had a bad mboard or memory or some such. It would hang during the Windows ScanDisk (not the DOS version).
Turned out to be a bad drive. Since it was only a 4 gigger, no loss. :-) Maybe make a windchime out of it. LoL
If I can't see it in the viewfinder, it doesn't exist.