IE was shutting down on this system pretty often, bu there were also a bunch of trojans on it. So I formatted the c drive, reinstalled xp pro, office, avira, ad-aware, spybot, and, spywareblaster and left the D partition where the data is alone. For some reason, IE is still shutting down out of the blue and sometimes it still freezes. I did notice when I installed the drivers for the motherboard, that one did not install. It's called the ATM something driver ( it's a pcchips mobo).

What could be causing this? Could it be because I did not format the d partition? Most viruses and spyware usually attack the c drive. Do any attack a partition that does not have an OS?

Please advise. Thanks!