Well, I'm not really sure where to start! I recently received an absolutely battered Dell XPS M1710, which has taken me a few months to refurb it!!! After adding the new screen it was finally ready to go, Installed XP, got my drivers sorted, but STILL there seems to be a general problem with the internet! I can connect fine, so I'm able to visit websites and post on here for example, but then when i try to install adobe flash player it wont let me : So at first i thought this might of just been one certificate so i tried adding it manually... did not work. I read a few forums and read up that apparently it could be to do with the clock, so i tried this screen shot below: This got me thinking the problem might be linked, maybe a registry issue. I then tried windows live messenger to see if that would work, surprisingly it did not: BUT anyway firefox seemed to be working fine, so in the 3 days Ive had it up and running I just decided to bite the bullet and use that, but now firefox is failing aswell: SO THERE you have it, I have no idea whats wrong with it, It screams to me missing registry's or just faulty XP, I genuinely have no idea though, ANY HELP WOULD BE GREATLY APPRECIATED, I just want to use the laptop without any massive problems, Cheers, Dave.