It could be hardware or other issues. The symptoms do not tell us "DO THIS" to fix it. Only to try it with another mouse and try it in SAFE MODE. Again, the age of the machine is worrisome. I haven't seen a XP machine at the shop counter in about 4 years now.
I turned on my Dell desktop PC with Windows Home XP yesterday morning to print out some papers to take to a doctor's appointment but when my desktop screen finally appeared all the icons on the screen were on their side; its like everything that normally was straight up before was now turned on its side.
I tried to open up the icon labeled "MY DOCUMENTS" to see if I could open up the folder and print out my report but I couldn't. Also the cursor on my mouse was now going all over the screen. Is this a computer problem or a monitor problem and is it something I can correct? To make everything appear as it should appear on my monitor's screen?