My daughter phoned me yesterday morning saying that her computer wouldn't start up. I did the usual help desk thingy over the phone and it didn't help, so today she called a local PC company who came and looked at it and asked her if she had done the IE8 upgrade recently. She replied that she had done it on Sunday. The techo said that they had a whole slew of computers in "dock" at the moment all of which exhibited the same symptoms and all of which has been upgraded to IE8 in the last few days (when prompted by Microsoft) I have had IE8 for some months now and, apart from the fact that it is often VEEEERRRRY slow, I haven't experienced issues with it (I mostly use FF). However, it appears that the latest version could be nasty, so, FWIW, don't do the IE8 upgrade at the moment.