On Fri, 12 Aug 2005 10:02:33 -0400, Dan Morin wrote
> I do not think the two events are related (panic error and crashing)
I think they are related, it sounds verymuch like a memory problem.
Can you replace the memory in the box and try again ?
If you can boot from a floppy or something, try http://www.memtest86.com/