Thank you for your reply.
I just switch to my Windows 98 partition, and under it I have the 12.41 drivers running with faultless stability. I shall give that a shot in 2000 pro and see how that goes.
Would you (or someone) please be so kind as to provide me with the URL to a site where I can find the 12.41 drivers? Much thanks in advance.
A nice day to all.