I'm responding for any future reference or if anyone else has the problem --
Compaq stated that a file was corrupted during the download of SP2 ---
System Restored and now I'm back off to download SP2 again -- Ugh !
When I put my computer in a clean boot ( MSCONFIG )today --- I got the following message -- The application of DLL C:\Windows\system321 MFC42uDLL is not a valid windows image -- Please check this against your installation diskette ---
The only thing I've done to my computer is to install Internet Explorer SP2 this week ! Can anyone advise ?