Can you find the error message's Event ID? If you locate this, I can look it up and try and see more specifically what your problem is. Go to the Control Panel, and select Administrative Tools. Go to the Event Viewer, and look at the Application Log. All errors will be listed here, so you can see all the error messages you have been having, and any more you might have missed.
Double click on the error, and near the top of the window that pops up, it will mention the event ID.
From what you have said, it sounds like an update did not correctly uninstall. If your firewall started the problem, it might be worth uninstalling it. If that does not fix the problems, it might be time to perform a system restore.
I'm running XP pro with SP2
It's a fairly new computer which hadn't been connected to the internet since yesterday.
So once it was on the internet i just let it freely download updates from Windows Update.
When I tried to open something on my desktop i got a Blue Screen of Death. After restarting i sent the error report and it actually came up with a solution (shocker) that it was my firewall program, Outpost Firewall. After installing the update that it told me to everything went downhill from there.
Everytime I restart the computer and log on i get the error report and when i click anything, explorer ends and doesnt restart (unless i use task manager to restart it). The only way around this is for me to just move the error report box out of the way, but now i cant use windows explorer at all. Anytime i try to open, say, My Documents from the start menu, the taskbar will freeze for a few minutes. Anytime i try to use the Open function from any other program, that program will just shutdown with no warning whatsoever. I've only been able to open this internet explorer window because i just happen to know what the string is to open it in task manager.
Any help with this problem would be greatly appreciated. I can paste the error report if you wish. Just ask for it, but i can tell you that there are 60 Module errors by looking at it.
Here's the Error Signature to give you a bit more info
AppName: explorer.exe AppVer: 6.0.2900.2180 ModName: user32.dll
ModVer: 5.1.2600.2622 Offset: 0001dad9
Also here's something else.
When i click the start menu and right click anything, the Open and Explore options all appear in lower case, which isn't mean to happen if i remember correctly
Thanks in advance.