> recently had windowsxp reinstalled...
Why? Was your HDD formatted and a clean install done or was it a Repair
Are you running WinXP SP3 now and is the computer fully patched at Windows
5 steps to help protect your new computer before you go online
Did you do everything on the above page before otherwise connecting the
computer to the internet (e.g., to browse, check email, chat, download
What anti-virus application or security suite is installed and is your
subscription current? What anti-spyware applications (other than Defender)?
What third-party firewall (if any)? Were any of these applications running
in the background when you installed IE8 and/or a WinXP Service Pack?
Has a(another) Norton or McAfee application ever been installed on this
machine (e.g., a free-trial version that came preinstalled when you bought
Just asking for now!! Do NOT use such a Restore Point yet!! => Do you have
an available Restore Point which predates the install of IE8?
No-charge support for Internet Explorer 8 installation, set-up and usage
(only) is available via the phone based on your locale through 31 December
2009. Customers must be running Windows XP or Windows Vista in a non-domain
=> US & CA Residents: 1-866-234-6020
=> Other locales: https://support.microsoft.com/oas/de...px?&prid=13043
~Robear Dyer (PA Bear)
MS MVP-IE, Mail, Security, Windows Client - since 2002
> recently had windowsxp reinstalled, all clean. Upgraded at MS's prompt to
> IE8. When installed, prompted to restart. Did so. Nothing. Screen dead.
> Monitor's self test tells me monitor is working properly. Disk spins up as
> if it is booting (sounds normal), but no screen activity at all. Checked
> connections, all seem fine. Any ideas?