Yes....I did mean turn off, sorry for the misunderstanding. My sfc /scannow scan finished....and it detected errors it was unable to repair, and it said to check the CBS.log file for more information, but the content of the file is too large, so I am unable to attach it. So, I think this is a bigger problem than just being unable to turn off IE8, due to the scan results, and being unable to install SP1 RC, I think it is a big system-wide problem. Does anybody have any idea what might be going wrong? If you need me to get any specific info out of the log file, I'd be more than happy to do anything it takes to get this back to normal....
Thanks for the help