Also, when I go to shut off the computer it always says I have 3 updates to install, but they never install successfully.
I also tried to uninstall Microsoft Office (an expired trial version) and it wouldn't let me.
In recent months, I have been having problems with it power cycling randomly. It'll shut off and when it comes back on it tells me it has recovered from a serious error caused by a device or driver. I ran the error checking with automatically fix file system errors. It never gave a report or anything at the end, I came back in the room after a couple hours and it was just back on the main screen. But I think I heard it power off when the kids were using it some time since then.
What has been driving me crazy the last couple of days though is Cookies. First off I wasn't able to log in to Facebook, so I followed some steps to clear cookies and browsing history as suggested by the help section on there. Didn't help, but I did figure out that I can log in there if I just don't check the keep me logged in box. Now, I cannot log in to my bank or to Amazon. Both tell me to allow cookies, which I didn't even think I had changed(except to delete them). So I allowed cookies. Several different ways, first by checking the allow boxes on advanced, then when that didn't work, I did it by moving the slide bar from the top all the way down to the bottom to allow all. Still no go. And for the record, I'm not even sure that all the cookies got deleted, because on a game site we go to it still has us marked with certain levels completed.
If anyone has any ideas, I sure would appreciate the help. Oh, I almost forgot, my computer has xp media center edition version 2002 service pack 3, I use IE 8.