It would appear that the occasional cam is causing my computer to crash. I came back in from washing the family room floor to see that my system had recovered from a horrendous error! So, I rebooted, started up the camera and within minutes it was down again.
Rebooted and didn't start the camera and I'm still up and running.
Great. Just great. It will be offline until I can take the time to figure out what the problem is. Most likely one of the connectors has gone bad, but I've got company stuff to do.