I don't know if the underlying cause of this is software or hardware related, but my system preference settings won't stay set. The date and time are reset every time the computer restarts, the mouse tracking speed sometimes gets reset, and my quicktime settings (connection speed and pro registration) won't even stay set for two minutes while the computer is running. As a result I can't play any streaming media - everything just asks me to set my connection speed in the quicktime preference pane, and I can't use any of the pro player features that I've paid for. This has only been happening since I updated to 10.2.6. Could it just be the battery on my motherboard (G4/400 w Radeon 8500) or is something more sinister at play?