Posted 23 March 2006 - 10:33 AM
I have tried Safe Mode in three different options. Select Startup doesn't work like it should which is to pause at loading each module or driver and asking for permission to run. Every option that is tried to run simply screams by on the screen. I want to be able to select which application to run so I try to find the offending program.
I should mention that last night I actually was able to delete the folder containing WinRAR, and found it in the Recycle Bin. I did this by opening a dialog box to find a file, then navigating the disc to the folder in which the file is located, no mouse clicks for del;ete, but there is a del key and it worked!! However, now I cannot run any executables using .exe, .bat, or .com. Very weird.
I have more questions now, because how can any program run in the background, yet try to open in the foreground and I get asked with what other I want to open my selection with. Like when you file associate an mp3 with Winamp for example. PC Mechanic would run like this: pcmech.exe, double click to open the program, it runs.
The other person who runs this machine is my wife. She generally only uses Outlook and Firefox, and sometimes Kodak Photo software. I have her security set tight so she doesn't get bombarded with choices to make that she doesn't understand. Like installing software whilst surfing for example.
Because we need to access the internet and email, and I currently can't do this since last night when I deleted WinRAR, I am close to Recovering using my HP Recovery Console. If that doesn't work, off to the local pc shop.
If you have any other ideas, please let me know before this Friday evening. I am using my work mail to post 'cause I can't do it from home.
thanks for your help and suggestions
BTW. Canada should have built the Arrow.