I don't know all the technical stuff (that's why I got married) but lots of things didn't work at first. Every time I sat down to do something, I'd have to move over while he got drivers, tweaks, patches, and fixes. Then there were lots of things we had to uninstall, then reinstall. The printer, scanner, hubby's gaming stuff, Print Shop, all of them had problems that needed fixing.
It seems to be royally incompatible with my AOL, so I fear it's time to get rid of it anyways. (hubby refers to AOL as still having my computer "training wheels")
Everything seems to work OK now except for the scanner. Sometimes XP just doesn't recognize it. We just have to keep unplugging it and plugging it back in to the computer, and eventually it will say "new hardware found"
My hubby goes to this site religiously for technical problems & advice. He gets all kinds of good stuff from here, maybe you'll find something useful:
Off topic - we got a new mouse yesterday and I hate the ******* thing
It's not ergonomically compatible with my hands!!!!