I see art of the issue now448 mb ram
This means you have 512 megs of total ram and the system is using 64 megs for shared memory with the video card.
You should seriously consider increasing this to 1 gig to make things run better.
Go to HERE
and run the Crucial
This will give you the exact memory configuration for your system. You do not have to buy the memory from there, but write down the information and if you need assistance in purchasing the upgrade memory GTG can assist with suggestions also.
Now that you are on dialup is going to make the test downloading slow but it is needed to check some things. Before we get tot hat let's try using the XP test that are built into the system.
and then to Run
Type in Chkdsk /r
Note the space between k and /
...It will probably ask if you want to do this on the next reboot...click Y
If the window doesn't shutdown on its own then reboot the system manually. On reboot the system will start the chkdsk operationThis one will take longer then chkdsk /f
Note... there are 5 stages
It may appear to hang at a certain percent for a hour or more or even back up and go over the same area...this is normal...DO NOT SHUT YOUR COMPUTER DOWN WHILE CHKDSK IS RUNNING OR YOU CAN HAVE SEVERE PROBLEMS
This can take several hours to complete.
When completed it will boot the system back into windows.
Let me know if this fixes the problem