Posted 17 April 2011 - 06:14 PM
Hello all, I've been around a while and usually I can figure this stuff out myself but this problem has me stumped.
First, my setup
XP pro, SP3 32bit
Athlon 64x2, 2.93 gb ram
Firefox 4.0, eset smart security
Ok the best way to describe what is going on is with an example. Say I'm browsing and want to download a file, like malwarebytes. I click on the download link and the download box comes up but it's white, then firefox freezes, I click the X and I get the "program not responding" error. I end now and FF closes. I re-open FF and it restores my page/pages. I try to dl again and same thing.
FF browses fine, opens new tabs fine and runs fast.
Another example, offline. I have a .rar file to extract. I right click on the file and try and extract it with 7-zip or winrar. The extract box pops up and when I click ok it turns white and freezes. I click on the X and I get "program not responding".
Those are a couple examples, it does it with other proggy's to.
Also, my outlook express won't open. It acts like it's going to then turns all white and yes you guessed it, I hit the X and I get "program not responding".
I have searched for hours to try and solve this one but to no avail. What could be going on??
I have run malwarebytes scans, eset scans etc and it turns up nothing. I haven't installed anything new.
Oh yeah I forgot. I can't open IE either. Even when I try windows update, a white box pops up and "program not responding".
Any and all help will be GREATLY appreciated, thank you!
******It wont even open FF or IE in regular mode anymore. BUT, in safe mode, which is what I'm in now, everything works perfect. (safemode with networking).
So, it must be a driver or program that is loading at startup that is causing this mess. What do you guys think?