I seem to be having the same problems poor Ms. Sparks is having! But mine happen with almost every game I play. I turn off almost everything I have running in the background including virus software but still have problems. I have updated to DirectX 8.1 on a Windows 98SE sytem, AMD 1 gig chip with 288 mg of ram. I am using a 32 meg Nvidia TNT Riva 64 clone card. What happens is screen freezes(music playing but no input control or cntl/alt/delete saving). Also the computer has totally shut off and rebooted at times! What the hell is going on?