But, I decided to "wipe out the HD and start over" because it was loaded with garbage and slowing down somewhat. So I restored the original Windows XP Home Addition (SP1) I bought a couple years ago. No problems. I then installed Windows Update and Ran all the updates (63 updates). No problems. Installed Norton Ghost and backed up the whole thing to an external HD (just to make sure I had a good restore point). Downloaded and installed SP2. Rebooted and the display is FUBAR (messed up). It is set at minimum resolution AND it will not allow me to change the resolution in Control Panel > Display > Settings. I checked EVERYTHING out. Everything runs perfectly, but the display is so awful, I'm going to have to restore my ghost backup if I cannot figure out what's wrong.
Anyway, this really bugs (as you can probably imagine) and I am hoping somebody can offer me some suggestions on how to get out of this predicament without going back to SP1. BTW, I now NEED to upgrade to SP2, because I bought the MS Home Edition Office so that I could use MS-Word and MS-Excel. I tried to install it on SP1, but it immediately informed me this was a "no-no" and that I had to upgrade to SP2.
Thanks for reading my sob story -- and thanks in advance for any guidance you can offer.