I have no solution for you, except encouragement. The iO has proven to be a stable machine, assuming that you don't have some hardware problem out of the box...which is, of course possible. I've moded several here to run windoze (no CPU mods), and have had NO problems. Many have had problems with what has later proven to be a setup issue. Do the obvious, reformat, reinstall, etc. etc. As a last resort, if you think you have a lemon, buy another one from HSN and return the one you have.