Is it possible for a copy of XP or files on it to be corrupt when brand new? I was able to finally get my computer up and running, and I got XP MC installed. And yet the install shield program that came with it doesn't seem to work. Because of it, I cant seem to get any of the software that came with my computer installed because I keep getting an ikernel.exe error message. I googled it to see how to fix it, and none of the fixes work, because they all require DLing updated version of install shield, that won't install because my current one wont work. A friend suggested i just reformat and start all over so thats currently what i'm doing(i'm at work now). So once i get home on lunch it should be ready to reinstall XP. Any suggestions incase the install shield doesnt install correctly again?