I hate it damn, the thing pops up whenever it likes, then i have to reboot my comp, any suggestions for how I can get it off, or remove it so it will never happen again?
When you upgraded did you format your hard drive and make an NTFS partition?
It sounds to me like your computer is trying to reboot but is freezing.
If its NTFS formated then it really shouldn't give you any trouble. Some time I find if you swap the RAM in the motherboard it can solve the problem but if it worked fine on ME I doubt it would be that.
Could it not be some kind of device driver causing a conflict?
note down the error message and check it on the microsoft website under technical help, if it mentions a device specifically download the latest drivers for it
Is your modem USB or PCI? It sounds like its your modem driver cuasing a conflicts. If its PCI then place your modem in a different PCI slot. Some motherboards can cause problems with PCI modems.
In my experience though USB mobems cuase more problems. This one reason I use a router as I don't messing about with drivers etc as its done via TCP/IP.