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Posted 18 June 2008 - 03:11 PM
Posted 18 June 2008 - 03:38 PM
Hi, I'm hoping that you guys help me out here...
I've got a few problems I've been having since...I'd say, the beginning of the year.
1.Blank Control Panel Icons
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As seen here, the three icons at the top appeared after I uninstalled a theme pack called FlyaKite OSX.
(I don't use it anymore, It had viruses, took up too many resources.)
From what I can tell, these were Control Panel programs, but don't do anything when I try to start them. I don't know which ones are missing. I've tried starting them from their original locations by looking at the Properties of these icons, but still nothing.
2.Can't Add/Remove Programs
When I click the Add or Remove Programs icon, the hourglass mouse shows for about a second. Then, I hear the "error.wav" sound, then nothing happens.
3.Can't Install Programs With Newer Installers.
I'm unable to install many new programs like Firefox 3. It looks like only a certain kind of .exe installer is affected,but it's used in almost every new program I've wanted to try.Like Add/Remove Programs, nothing happens when I click on them except for a brief hourglass icon.
I noticed that older programs that have the old,full screened windowed Installshield Wizard install fine.(Like Resident Evil 1, 2, etc.)
The Windows Installer Service is turned off by default, but even if I start it again, it doesn't change anything.
4.Can't install Updates At All
When I click the Windows update notifications in the taskbar, it always says the there was an error. If I try to update from the Microsoft website, it never finishes checking for updates.If I try to download the newest installer from the website, it can't install either!
I have tried virus scans with ZoneAlarm multiple times, but it never fixed any of these problems. It's really bugging me as to what is causing this problem. Hijackthis doesn't show anything suspicious either.I've tried everything that I could think of as of now.
Any help is appreciated, thanks.
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