I don't have access to SP2 right now, so I made do by disabling Windows messenger (to stop those silly MSN popups that say "fix your pc fast" etc) And turned on WIndows firewall by clicking my connection and enabling it blah blah. However, on another pc, (not connected to this one) I can't enable the firewall, as the Advanced tab doesn't seem to be there. http://www.geocities.com/malx75/error.JPG So, I have to use the shutdown -a command prompt for that pc. Also, on that same PC, when I try to reinstall XP, it will not let me. The setup ALWAYS crashes at the Partition step. However, the XP cd works fine on otherwise on other pc's, and it's an original Any help?