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ooknabah

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I'm pulling my hair out about this one:

This has to do with more then just web browsers, but please humor me.

So, my buddies are all starting to play WOW. I decide to join in, so in order to do so I buy a video card. (A Sapphire Radeon 9500 if it matters). Well, this starts the whole gong show- I get the thing installed, and it blows out my power source. Return the card, get a new one, install a new powersupply, and for some reason the network card doesn't work. My buddy thinks it might have something to do with not deactivating the built in video card, and after some tinkering, we manage to get the internet working:

HOWEVER....

Only select applications work. IE, MSN and Hello from picasa work. So does Limewire. Modzilla Firefox however? No go. WsFTP? Nope. Worst of all, WoW? Not at all.

I don't have any firewalls running unless windows is doing something behind the scenes that I can't deactivate. Any suggestions? Thanks.
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This sounds like a software problem, I'm thinking some of your registry files are corrupt because I've had problems like this before. Have you tried re-installing the applications that don't work, including WoW?

Check windows explorer, are your control panel icons all there and accounted for to the best of your knowledge?

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What's really buring me is that some of these programs (WSFTP, Modzilla) worked perfectly fine before this whole gong show started.
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Perhaps it's an omen about playing WoW? Wait for a better MMO, like twilight war coming out in a year or two. I really think your registry files are caput. Try re-installing one of the applications that didn't work. If it works again it's very likely your registry files got deleted or are corrupt, i.e. your computer no longer knows where to go to find components necessary to make certain applications work. I had to reinstall windows in order to set things straight. Do check your control panel and see if all the icons are there.

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Yep, they are all accounted for. I might try re-re-installing the drivers, but my hopes are low.
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Yes but have you tried REINSTALLING the programs? It doesn't help fix the bigger picture but it does help try to identify the problem.

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Yep- Re-installed WoW and Firefox- nothing.
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