Thank you for the info folks. I must tell you that I'm typing now, and the letteres are actually appearing on the screen, (as I type.) This is a major improvement, since I used the auslogics reg cleaner.
Now I DON'T really know what I'm doing, so I won't know which things, (specifically,) to recover.
The problem all started with that Adobe 9.0 install. So I uninstalled it already. I went to microsoft community and someone there told me to go into msconfig, and eliminate all the unneccessary programs running from the start up menu. (There were 76!!!) So I did that.
I began to get a "changes have been made to the "systems utility programs" message everytime I rebooted. My goal was to get this thing to the point where I could "restore" back to where it was working, before I upgraded Adobe.
But it simply will not restore at all. And the reason I did all the (hours,) things I have done, is because it wouldn't restore at the time. ([bleep], it would hardly do ANYTHING!)
I have a "toshiba satelite lap top with XP 2002 version home edition. Is there a list of what NEEDS to be running?
Should I go back there and change something--- or unchange I should say?
Is there a way to "restore" from "safe mode" that I can try?
I also found over 700 registry problems??????? Which I told it to fix. If I tell it to recover them.... I'm going to have the same freekin mess I started with! I don't know how long it would take you guys to go through over 700 items and tell it which ones to recover, and I don't even know which ones to tell it to do that with. But it would take ME eons. I'm 51. I only have, all things going well, maybe 25 more years to live! He, he, he.
iI'm on SSDI, with a very small income, otherwise I'd go out and get a new one!
I totally appreciate your help here, but I'm still searching for a solution, one that will simply let me "restore" back to better days!
Any other idea's???