Well it's certainly looks like you are covering all bases, particularly with the UPS. I don't know what part of the globe you are in but here in Australia. (I Guess it would be the same all over) I have just recently learnt that early surge protectors are useless with Late Pentium 3 Machines and all Pentium 4 Machines. The reason being is the capacity in the newer protectors is greater than the early type. So if you go down to you local K-Mart (Wal-Mart) and buy something of the shelf in most cases it will be an el-cheapo type of unit. For the benefit of others that are reading this I strongly suggest you go to either a Computer Specialist or an Electrical Store. A day or two before the first problem manifested itself, I came home to find the VCR and other digital clock blinking, and both machines (always left on, then) turned off. There had been a power failure during the day. At the time, I didn't think anything of this. For a web-based membership management utility and information on list policies, please see http://nibec.com/24hoursupport/ To unsubscribe, send a blank email to 24hoursupport-request@xxxxxxxxxxxxx with "unsubscribe" (without quotes) in the subject.