I uninstalled AVG and everything got better. I was able to restart Windozzzz normally. I then reinstalled AVG (glutton for punishment, apparently). I seem be be OK at the moment. If I have more problems, I'm thinking I should start a new thread. I still say you guys are an outstanding resource and I'll be back if I need help.
Thanks very much.
Things have gotten much worse. They were OK this morning, but tonight:
I cannot get out of Safe Mode.
I need to disable the Firewall (just AVG, right? That's the only thing I have) to connect through Firefox by Control Panel>Security Center>Windows Firewall>Off>uncheck Firefox in Exceptions … at least I think that's what's necessary — I've been going nuts working on this. I can connect with IE just by turning it Off … I think, at least I haven't unchecked that one.
I don't seem to be able to attach anything here (understandable), so I've loaded a cropped screenshot of the error I got last Thursday from AVG and a zip file that was saved when I asked to save the log.
I'm very frustrated at this point. I suppose I should have replied to this thread Thursday before this nightmare started Sunday evening.
I'm hoping you guys can help me, but I figure I may be asking for a lot. It may be that I'll simply need to get a new computer, something I expect I'll need to do anyway pretty soon cuz this machine is seven years old and not enough memory and XP is probably outdated.
I think I'm screwed, but I'm hoping.the whole mess is just the result of AVG choking things off.
Edited by the_original_mmi, 24 February 2014 - 03:25 AM.