I also think it is fairly safe to rule out the idea of a virus, because the only program I have installed is EverQuest 2. (Samsonn on the Toxx server, in case ya wanna say "Hi"---I'll even give ya a free Tier5 box if you are the first.)
I think this narrows it down to a hardware problem, although I am not certain. So...
1) Is there any thing I can do to further be able to tell if it is a hardware or software problem?
2) If by process of elimination, it *is* a hardware problem, how can I tell which part is the offending part?
Thanks in advance for any help you can give!!