Thanx for previous help I have now dumped old machine and bought P4 2.8ghz 512mb ram with XP home
my problem is that when I start up I get an error message
SZappname:svchost.exe szappver:0000 szmodname:unknown sz0000ofset:00000000
this prob seems to only happens when I start up..I have full windows updates and SP2 and run norton 2005 all updated...I have attempted to set up an e-mail address in outlook without success could this be the cause.
hope you can help
great work guys and gals