When I sign onto my computer it sometimes brings a blue screen up which says the system is shutting down, (has encountered an error)then shuts down and keeps rebooting. But this doesn't happen all the time, when I am able to get the desk top to come up I click on IE and the page loads ok, but as soon as I try to do anything with it an error message shows up stating the " IE has encountered a problem and needs to close, it also give the option of sending a report or not. When I click on either box, IE shuts down. I just bought the computer a few months ago (a used reconditioned one) it came with Windows XP professional, I went to the microsoft web site and downloaded some security updates onto a floppy and tried to load them on the computer, but now it says that my copy of windows XP is not an original, I never got any paper work with the computer, nor did any disks get sent with it. Its a IBM thinkpad. I hope I didn't confuse too many people, not real computer savvy. Oh yeah by the way I just bought a new mcafee virus scanner and it won't let me load it either. it wont let me do a system restore either. It says its not found
Edited by barbara55, 29 June 2006 - 10:35 AM.