Dell inspiron 1545
4 gig ram
I cant pinpoint when it started exactly but all of a sudden some of my programs could not save.
An example of this would be in firefox- I right click a photo, select "save image as" and the usual window does not open- nothing happens. Same thing with "save page as" I tried shortcuts ctrl -s nothing happens either.
another example would be in adobe flash pro, I select "save as" or "load file" in the file option, nothing happens either.
another example is also while accessing forums, emails, or any site that requires loading files- take for examle this forum, Below the posting box is a browse button in the attachments- if I click that nothing happens, no windows pops up. I cant upload anything.
Its very hard to pinpoint the exact problem because not all programs have it. Adobe photoshop works fine. Autodesk Maya works fine too.
I do not know if its related but at the same time, Internet explorer and Windows media player stopped working entirely and when I install anti-virus programs this shows up: cocreateinstance failed 0x80040154 class not registered
also in yahoo messenger news box if i try to click a link, it says catastrophic error. in utorrent if I right click a torrent and select "open containing folder" an error shows "class not registered" again I dont know if it is related in any way to the problem or a whole other can of worms altogether.
I've tried malware scans (malwarebytes) - system restore did not work either - I'm not sure if this is a virus or if something just broke in vista. Is there any solution available to me that does not require a full reinstall of vista? Any help or insight into the matter would be much appreciated. thanks
- Japheth A.
Edited by hamluis, 14 August 2011 - 09:46 AM.
Moved from Vista to Am I Infected.