Let's see, if you're coming to NBSV and things aren't looking right, here's a list of what you should have:
1024 x 768 resolution(die 800, die)
IE5.0 +(or higher)
The most amount of colors, whatever that is.
The ability to view PNG image files.
You should also love Sweet Valley, be able to read, and have fun. Whoo lame as that sounds. That's about it. Still not working? Check out this and tell me about it.