Ok I printed off the instructions to follow which included 2 possible methods of fixing my IE problem
Method one would not work. I did as instructed. I box popped up as if something was going to happen and then immediately disappeared. Tried 3 or 4 times and nothing.
Method two required me to locate the ie.inf file located in Windows\Inf folder. I right clicked, as instructed and then clicked "install". This is what occured:
A box appeared that stated "The file 'IEXPLORE.EXE' on Windows XP Home Edition Service Pack 2 CD is needed. Type the path where the file is located and click "ok".
In the "copy files for" box was this ... C:\windows\inf\i386. When I clicked "ok" the same window pops up again..over and over. If I choose "browse" next to the "copy files for" box, instead of clicking ok, I get a pop up telling me that the file was not found.
Thank you again for your help