times and now all 5 backups are defective ones (AAAAHH!).
Here are some of the problems:
-- I can't access McAfee Security Center. A window opens and there are 3 icons in the upper right corner but the rest of the window is completely blank. I tried to uninstall McAfee and that won't work either-- computer freezes or the uninstall quits.
-- I can't open Firefox. Computer freezes and I have to reboot.
-- In IE6: I can't see certain images. For instance, in my yahoo email account, I can log on and open an email but I can't read it. I see the headers but the body of the email is blank. In Google Images, the hits
page is empty-- the Google header and footer are there but nothing in the middle (not white space like with my yahoo email, there's no space in between the header and footer). BUT, Yahoo Images do show up?? I also can't use the Find function on any webpage (the "next" button is grayed out).
My security (in Internet Options) is set to the default. I tried the Winsock lspfix.exe but it didn't really find anything (except another new.net file). I tried to update my Java from the Sun site but that didn't seem to change anything. I know nothing about scripts but maybe I have a problem with them running since nothing seems to happen when I click buttons on some sites? e.g., I was trying to add smilies to this post by clicking on them from the menu to the left but when I clicked on them I see "java script:emoticon('', 'smid_24') in the bottom bar but nothing happens (I can get smilies by typing in the puncutation though, right? ) )
Maybe it's my registry but as I said, I've done scanreg /restore too many times and now all backups are today's bad versions. Yikes. It's time to get a new computer but I just can't afford it right now. I'd be so grateful for any help!
ETA: Forgot to add that Windows Media Player doesn't open either-- I get an "Internal application error" message. RealPlayer, however, does work.
Edited by bluepigeon, 07 December 2006 - 03:25 PM.