Hello to all! Maybe there is an easier way outta this one other than the dreaded reinstallation. Not sure whether a trojo or onecare did a nasty on this old Sony. Simply the first condition was the OneCare was not up, then noted that the firewall was off. Could not reinstall OneCare nor start the firewall. Unistalled Onecare. Added AVG. Somehow got the machine to where I could manually start the firewall through security center only. Not FULLY functional on network, although does function somewhat on it's own as it's own machine. Did all the Fire Wall/ICS restart attempts ; netsh winsock reset, clean junk etc. Event log won't start - error 1501 and WMI error 1068. Running XP2 home. Think I may try to just overlay XPPro but that may not erradicate all! Any ideas?