Hi nam_acillatem, Welcome to the forum.
I'm no expert here but this --> And in any window there used to be the blue part on the left with "File and folder tasks" and "other Places" ... that is no longer there either. <-- caught my attention... so here's my .02¢ worth.
Click Start> click My Pictures or any other folder to open a windows explorer> then click Tools> then click Folder Options and look at the General tab, the entry at the top is TASKS... is it by chance set to "Use Windows Classic Folders" ? If it is then re-set it to "Show Common Tasks In Folders" and that should put the blue thingy back on the right hand side of the page.
I have no idea if that will help your other problem though.
I'm jealous over your FireFox browser though. Mine is all 'plain Jane' looking and your's is all hot-n-sexy looking. May I ask where you got it from?[EDITED]
Oops! I forgot to ask; Have you ran an Anti-Virus scan lately? If not I would suggest that you boot your PC into Safe Mode and run one... there might be some kind of germ running around in your machine.
Edited by Wendy K. Walker, 09 February 2008 - 12:39 AM.
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