I pressed Start and tried putting my PC on standby (never had a problem before) An error message popped up and said the following: go to "Microsoft.netFrameworkv1.1.4322Update" to correct the problem and try again.. Before this happened I installed a pop up for Internet Explorer 8 which keeps showing up when I turn on my computer. Could this have caused the current problem?
We cannot be sure what the current problem is, please give more details
BUT if the computer starts up and runs:
click my computer
click control panel
click screen saver
make sure you have the following settings enabled:
Turn off monitor: never
Turn off hard disks: never
System standby: never
click the hibernate tab
make sure the hibernate is un-checked
click apply, click OK, restart the computer
Putting XP into standby, hibernate, turn off monitor, will cause problems, disable them all.