Hi all, as a newbie I apologize if this has been asked before. I have a 1.3 Athlon, 512MB Ram that had Win Me. I bought XP Home Upgrade and did a complete clean install. (I had my Win ME disk handy) no SP-1 yet. No other software other than XP itself. (signed MSN through XP ). I have been Xperiencing repetitive crashes when I try to sign up for my internet connection. I am able to end the non-responsive program, which is MSN but if I try again, I get the same results. The event log says something about filled pipelines or something (I'm in the office). If I try to check on the Status in the Start menu, then XP itself crashes!! No response at all, not even with the Ctrl atl Del . The only way out is turning off the machine. I have to do this several times until I am able to connect to the Internet. Disabling the AppMgmt Service has not had any result. Will SP-1 simply resolve my issues? Why is it happening if I have nothing installed on my machine, nothing at all other than XP itself? Thanks for the any response, even a link would be appreciated.