You said you were: "downloading a kids cd onto my IBM". Do you mean "installing" a program from a kid's CD or were you actually downloading a file from the internet?

Whenever posting questions on these forums, please give us as much information as possible about your computer. Depending on your issue, we might need the operating system, processor speed, amount of RAM installed, brand name of the computer, (if there is one), and any EXACT error messages you are receiving, and any other information you think might be helpful. The more information you give us, the better informed our answer will be.

In the meantime, can you restart into Safe Mode and does it boot correctly with a semi-normal screen display?

How To Start In 'Safe Mode'

If you're using Windows XP or ME and the computer will start into Safe Mode, can you restart into Safe Mode and use System Restore to a time when the computer was working correctly?

Hope this helps.