Possibly. It could also be a problem with Active-X in XP/SP3. I cannot do a Windows Update manually - but it does the automatic monthly by itself. So, my Xp/SP3 does stay up to date.
It would be good to eliminate malware as a possible problem. Run a full, deep scan.
CorkyG - Tucson, AZ
... Lack of transparency is a huge political advantage. And basically, call it the stupidity of the American voter or whatever, but basically that was really really critical for the thing to pass...... Dr. J. Gruber, ACA Architectural Consultant