I noticed an issue with the network tray icon. Instead of showing the little globe it shows the red X as if I'm not connected. Thing is, I connect just fine. When I hover or check my network and sharing center it only says "Access Denied." Great, so I Google the problem, as I usually do and find a bunch of different links to forums and blogs claiming for this to be registry and/or administrator related.
Now, I only have one account on this computer and that account is the administrator, yet I get a lot of errors opening or installing programs (I can run most of my executables as administrator and it will work fine, except Microsoft Word as it has no run as administrator option.) When trying to install a program most of these errors say things like Windows Installer not installed properly (how ironic), and random error messages about msiexec.exe just as I am browsing the internet or playing a game. A Google search and common sense on this also reveals registry and administrator problems.
I usually don't sign up for forums to ask about issues because I usually find solutions myself, but this time I'm stumped. You guys seem really good so any ideas?
Edited by hamluis, 18 December 2011 - 10:59 AM.
Moved from XP to Am I Infected.