Posted 31 July 2005 - 08:00 PM
Hi everyone, I am submitting this post but am sure I will have to reboot in order to get your responses because my computer is stuck in the land where time stands still.
My computer is keeping time but my internet explorer isn't. For example if I have the Yahoo homepage opened it shows a news headline box and that gives the time. Once IE is opened no matter how many times I close and reopen, it won't update unless I reboot. My mail is the same way.
This problem is particulary distressing because I am taking an online course. When I take a quiz and submit it I get a coded error message from the program (which runs through IE) that I am sure means it cannot accept my quiz because of a conflict with the time it is posted.
My girlfriend was having trouble with this computer which turned out to be hardware related. She was talking to Dell who initially thought it was a software issue. They had her "clean up" a bunch of stuff and I think this is a result of that. Another result is that ZoneAlarm doesn't activate and neither do the codecs we have installed to play videos, my automatic updates, and my automatic scans.
Any advice would be appreciated.