Thank you for your reply, I will try an older version and Firefox. I'm not sure what a stand alone version is but I will look it up. I actually cannot even access Google but I can access Bing search. Thank you again :)
Castiel333, it might be worthwhile considering keeping your XP machine offline because Microsoft has stopped supporting XP and you may be letting yourself in for security/hacking difficulties that you may, in time, regret.
"An ounce of prevention is worth a ton of cure" :-)