He has windows xp and aol as internet provider. If you need more info, ask. He really wants this fixed. Catara
QUOTE (response that helped in correction)
If after all this the problem persists after connecting to the Internet, then it may be the browser Option set up. I don't know about an AOL browser, but check in Preferences/Option (whatever it's called) for what home page is being loaded when browser is open. Remove any that may be the site where show is playing and set your dad's favorite site.
It was this. Apparently AOL allows him to open multiple pages at once. I immediately noticed that there was a little bubble at the bottom that said windows 4. He had four windows opening at once. They would not close.I went up to task manager and disallowed this and set "my AOL" as homepage. I rebooted and voila! I rebooted again and double voila!! I'm not really sure of what I did, but it worked. Thanks Ron, really. I'm glad I found "geeks to go"! catara