Posted 26 May 2010 - 09:47 PM
My problem, quite simply, is that the computer simply will not run any programs. I've tried firefox, aol instant messenger, windows media player, microsoft word, and internet explorer, among others.
when double clicked, these programs will display on the screen, but they never resolve. For instance, Firefox will display a window on screen, but it will be unable to connect to the internet, instead showing a window saying that the server is taking too long to respond at the website i've selected.
When i double click on a WMP file, the program displays, but it is always "searching for media," and it never plays the program.
When I try to close them so that I can reopen them, then the program will not leave the display. In other words, firefox will not leave my screen; the cursor arrow simply becomes an hourglass.
If I open the task manager to stop firefox (or really any program) through the task manager, nothing happens. the program remains on the screen and the task manager shows that it is still running. If I open the program a second time, then I can at least turn that off by using the task manager, though a second display window for the program (in firefoxes case, a second firefox window) does not appear.
Does anyone have any idea as to what this problem could be?