thanks- I'll give it a try, one of the urls that flashes up has an error in it (that is the word error). I know the page is ok because I have no problems from the laptop (either going to the page or inserting clipart). I think it might also be an issue with Windows Live as if I am not "signed in", it asks me to sign in then goes to the crazy blank page. Downstairs windows live wasn't set up and if I try to download clipart it goes straight to the download page without asking me to sign into windows live.
I'm using IE8