I rarely us IE, but one site (my clinical records) only opens with it. In mid June, I downloaded and installed IE8 from a Yahoo site / link into my XP running computer that writes me msgs etc. in Portugues. I tried for first time to use newer IE8 just yesterday, but it would not open (I tried many ways, including doing cntrl,Alt,del´s open tab.) So I went to MS´s download site to get copy directly from MS. There you read that you must be using IE5 of later to down load IE updates. So with google I found site offering download of IE8 for XP and did so and tried to install. When it went thru first few steps (I accepted the terms, etc.) but soon black screen with briefly displayed white type mgs telling a problem had occurred (something about "bad pool..." I think I read in the less than second before computer shut down and restarted. I bet there is some conflict between my Portugese version of XP and the downloads expecting English - is that likely? If so do you know site I can set language I need before download, using firefox browser, not IE5 or greater? I can´t even find, via std fix or remove option of the control panel, how to remove the non-opening IE as was it is not listed, but when I searched for it, with the search feature of the start menu, it is there at a quite reasonable address, but not there in the start menu´s all programs list. Ran my virus prg and all is OK. Any ideas what is going on?