I did a search several ways and didn't see this addressed and am hoping someone can help me. I have a computer that has a fresh install of windows xp on it. When I went to access a website
the browser locks up and will not unlock - I have to ctrl alt delete to quit it. So I updated the browser and same problem, so I updated the windows media player - same thing - I updated all updates from Microsoft - same thing - I uninstalled/reinstalled windows media player - same thing. I think the weather radar runs on windows media player so my thought was it locks up on streaming media - I actually can only play songs I can't play video at all with anything or it locks.

The drivers are all up to date - I have checked the device manager and all seems ok.

At this point I'm at a loss for what to try next . . .

anyone with ideas?

check event viewer for a possible error message.
go to start/control panel/administrative tools /event viewer / click on system

oh good idea, I hadn't thought of that - I knew there would be things I missed.