For those of us old enough to remember the glory days of Infocom, this comes as wonderful news. I really look forward to revisiting the game and seeing if I still remember how to win (probably not). As an aside, I'm pretty sure I still have a copy of the game for the Commodore 64 somewhere in my basement.
Well, it appears that the power supply, was the issue -- I had it replaced with a new Antec power supply over the weekend, and everything appears to be running smoothly. I am still thinking of obtaining a new video card.