There's also a security update that I need to download and install. When I click the alert message to download and install the update, it downloads but fails when trying to install. I haven't tried any other programs to see if they'll crash or not. Oh wait, Windows Defender is able to download and install definitions and updates as well as Spybot S&D.
I haven't installed anything recently at all. I pretty much just use the PC for playing Counter-Strike:Source. In fact, I just had the PC on for about 2 hrs last night.
I did some searching on this site and found a command to run for an IE6 repair; sfc /scannow. I ran that command and it seemed to fix whatever the problem was for updating Avast! and SpywareBlaster and am now able to run Steam. I'm still not able to run IE7 or install the Security Update for Windows XP (KB933729).
When I try to open IE7 it runs and doesn't crash, but I get a Page Cannot Be Displayed error. In this page is a red outlined box telling me to run the diagnostic tool for connectivity which I run and am OK.
I've tried restore to a previous date but can't. When I've tried, there's some error and am not able to restore.
I don't have a clue what's going on. Oh, I've also ran chkdsk /r /p in recovery console and checkdisk through the tools windows in the properties menu from right clicking on the primary hard drive.
Any help would be GREATLY appreciated!!!!
Don't know if it really matters or not, but I'm running Win XP Pro SP2.
Edited by winabi, 10 October 2007 - 08:20 PM.