-I cannot open my "All Programs" list in the Start Menu. It's like a dead link.
-My Add/Remove Programs list has absolutely nothing on it except for system programs. Nothing "alien" to the computer itself is on it.
-Every time I check my space (My computer, C:) it goes down. Four weeks ago I had 20 of my 120 GB of space. Today I have 2.95GB. I haven't installed a single thing in that time. An example would be this. I checked it this mornig when I woke up. I had 3.12GB of space. Tonight, 11 P.M. my time, about 10 hours later, I have 2.95GB. It loses memory fast.
-I had a whole bunch of programs that came up on computer startup. At least 10 of them. Now, the only one that comes on startup is MSN Messenger. Nothing else.
-I was going to do a system restore, so I go to the start menu, and go to Help and Support. (I have a Compaq Presario computer, Pentium 4 processor. While I'm at it, 512 MB Ram, and 120GB harddrive.) Anyway, on Help and Support, which has always worked in all the 3 years I have owned this computer, gives me this message: "Windows cannot find 'helpctr.exe'. Make sure you typed the name correctly, and then try again. To search for a file, click the Start button, and then click Search." That destroyed my hopes of a system restore. I don't know how to access it outside of the Help & Support menu.
-When I click on Search to search for a file, the normal window pops up and begins to search for a fraction of a second, but then a small box comes up with the Title as "Search Companion". Then, in the area below, is a blank white box with a rectanle that says 'Ok' on it. The usual, except it has no writing on it.
-The last problem I have discovered is the fact that my Recycle Bin has dissapeared from my desktop. I cannot find it no matter how hard I try or with anything I use. The only way that I can empty it now is to use CCleaner.
-I don't know if this is a problem caused by whatever the [bleep] is wrong with my computer, but, at random times my desktop icons move. My icons are arranged in a circle around the outside of my screen, box rather, with none in the middle. At random times the ones on the bottom move so they are half covered by the bottom bar where your running processes show and you can select them to minimize/maximize them etc. There is then an empty row across my screen where icons can go. At random times this fixes and breaks itself.
Anyway, those are all the problems that I have discovered and can remember, and that is my entire story. I would really like to get it fixed, and ANY help would be GREATLY appreciated. You guys have helped me a few times before with computer problems and I got them fixed no problem, so hopefully this will be the same. I will check back tommorow, hopefully there will be some replies.
***One last thing I should add. If there is any way to take a "screenshot" of my desktop or anything outside of a full-screen program (WoW, for example), please tell me how! I will gladly post screenshots of all the things that have gone wrong!***