I changed to Bridged and rebooted and got online. But IE still crashed. I then opened a toolbar and went dirctly to Firefox.com and downloaded the latest version. Once installed, the problem cleared. No surprise, something is buggy in IE. I then downloaded and installed AVG antivirus. It found 10 threats and removed 6.
Avira would not install because it needs an updated version of WinXP. I cannot update WinXP because it uses IE and keeps coming up with an error.
I run Quickbooks in VB and it cannot update because it uses IE as it's internal browser. I do have it installed on my notebook (dual boot with Win7) so it's not a pressing matter. I would be nice, though to have everything on one box.
I may be moving my main box o this location. If so, I'll take the spare box and plug in the WinXP drive and run QB there, then network the two and get a KVM switch....or run two monitors? Well, this all needs to be determined down the road.
In the meantime, if i can get IE to work in VB, great. if not, I have a work-a-round.