I downloaded a video through limewire. Upon attempting to open a box popped up that said I needed to download a codec to be able to view this video... Well I did
So now I have noticed the following: I the notification area (where clock is located and where the icons show up for the programs that you are using) is BLANK. The grey outline is clearly wide enough to house at least 3 icons but they cannot be seen. Also, when I bring up the properties and go to customize, I cannot change the limewire status to always show... it keeps staying on hide when inactive. Keep in mind the FIRST thing I did was to remove limewire via the add/remove programs. Then I even searched around and deleted any other traces of it that I could find.
The next problem is that when I run services.msc and go to automatic updates I cannot change the startup type to automatic, it stays at disabled! When I go to windows update to bring up the website I get:
The site cannot continue because one or more of these Windows services is not running:
Automatic Updates (allows the site to find, download and install high-priority updates for your computer)
Background Intelligent Transfer Service (BITS) (helps updates download more quickly and without problems if the download process is interrupted)
Event Log (keeps a record of updating activities to help with troubleshooting, if needed)
To make sure these services are running:
1. Click Start, and then click Run.
2. Type services.msc and then click OK.
3. In the list of services, double-click on Automatic Updates and then click Properties.
4. In the Startup type list, select Automatic and click Apply.
5. Verify that the Service status is started, if the Service Status is Stopped click on the Start Button.
6. In the list of services, double-click on Background Intelligent Transfer Service (BITS) and then click Properties.
7. In the Startup type list, select Manual and click Apply.
8. Verify that the Service status is started, If the Service Status is Stopped click on the Start Button.
9. In the list of services, double-click on Event Log and then click Properties.
10. In the Startup type list, select Automatic and click Apply.
11. Verify that the Service status is started, If the Service Status is Stopped click on the Start Button
Of Course I do all that but no luck.
Also, I tried to a system restore but the only date and time available to go back to was........ the date and time that the problem happened!
Also, when I go to admin tools and event viewer and systems it has a lot of errors.
Please help!!!!!Edit: Moved topic from XP to the more appropriate forum. ~ Animal