I tried installing IE8, which supposedly took out the previous version, and I tried uninstalling Firefox. When I went to reinstall Firefox it told me my Firefox was current, before I did anything. I went ahead and downloaded and reinstalled anyway, but it didn't work. Just gets stuck like before.
I am afraid Chrome will go down and I won't have anything to work with.
Short of reformatting the drive and reinstalling everything, it seems like their ought to be a solution. I can find nothing in the Microsoft help forums, and I have spent hours trying to solve this problem.
Grateful for any tips.