Posted 05 March 2011 - 11:15 AM
I am running the 32-bit version of Microsoft Windows Home Edition Version 2002 Service Pack 3. My web connection is a 7M dsl, through my local phone company. I think I have a virus, and I hope it is something else. Unless I am in safe mode, I eventually run into the following problems: Using IE, Chrome or Firefox (safe mode or not), I either cannot connect to any site on the web, and get the error message that my browser "cannot load web page. . .", or I cannot navigate away from the current web page in any browser. When I am not trying to use the Internet, I cannot load programs at all, and I cannot navigate to any link in any window. These problems occur whether I start Windows with or without startup items and services disabled. When I start Windows in safe mode, with all startup items and services disabled, I don't have the above listed problems, but, of course, I have none of the bells and whistles, like sound card functionality, that I have in Windows normal mode.