i've recently had various problems with my computer. I did a clean install of windows 7 home edition earlier today to try and solve a couple of issues I had and when it first booted windows, I downloaded firefox and an antivirus scanner. I was able to run them. When windows installed updates and prompted me to restart, I did so. Only now, they won't run, although internet explorer will. I get the loading icon on the cursor but nothings loads, although it does show up under processes on task manager. I've also tried to use uninstall programs to uninstall them, but when I try to access the uninstall programs option under control panel, control panel freezes and I have to close it through task manager.
I ran a scan from sfc \scannow and it returned that windows has corrupt files but was unable to fix them. I'm not terribly knowledgeable about this area of computing and so wouldn't be able to say whether they were linked, but neither are good. How can I fix these? Any help would be greatly appreciated, many thanks.
Edited by Optic9, 26 October 2010 - 02:52 PM.