initial problem was for some reason the software stopped working, mainly use excel and it wouldnt open excel files, they appeared in explorer to be pdf files, and even if association changed they would not open
after contacting <MS support was told to re-install from online download whcih tried but failed, and error 1935 message about assembly component and system just rolled back changes
at same time whilst looking into this proble, noticed their windows updates hadnt been run
tried to do this in vain hope it was was somehow connected to failing install
then got the windows update 80080005 error, and shows no history of any updates ever having happened
since this problem i have tried MS fix it, advanced spyware, from MS forums to others to do everything suggested on many different MS KB topics and still no joy
so gave up with MS and thought id give the good guys here a go, as have helped me immensely in past with my own PC issues
just tried to windows 7 repair from original disk and even that got so far then gave up
dont want know what else to do, other than go home and be glad its not my pc!
no seriously any help guidance much appreciated
can post hijack log if helpful?