I have a new build PC (HP Pro 3120 SFF) and have installed XP SP3 on it with Internet Explorer 8, all windows updates installed.
IE8 seems to have some niggling issues, but the main one is an application error when the Information Bar pops up and something needs downloading.
iexplore.exe - Application error
The instruction at "0x09510068" referenced memory at "0x09510068". The memory could not be "written".
The best example is to go to www.adobe.com
click on Adobe flash player, then click to download now. The info bar pops up and the application crashes.
I have reinstalled IE and reset IE to no avail.