a computer question I am going to Dallas tomorrow for whatever reason. As a coincident, a friend in Dallas called me in a bit of a tizzy because his computer is experiencing a pretty nasty problem. I told him I would stop by and see if I can assist but I could use some advice from the geeks here. He described the problem as follows: When he opens IE (I know...I know) and tries to load a page the page will begin loading and then IE will close as though he x'ed out of it. In simple words, he cannot surf the web. He has tried re-booting, cold booting and every other idea he could come up with. He even tried system restore but windows keeps telling him that there were no changes so there is no restore point to go to. I suspect an IE file got corrupted and would normally just bring the exe file to either re-load IE or, IMO, a better idea, load Firefox but there is yet another issue. He is on *gasp* dial up. Yes, there are those in the world that still suffer from the plague. Since I am not going to be there for a full week, I do not have time for him to dl an entire browser at 5kb/sec. Would my best bet to re-load xp or does anyone know of a fix for this?