I have been having issues with my Windows 7 SP1 insllation for a few weeks- quite a bit of
"not responding" messages, whether in IE or using my Excel spreadsheets, and recently
getting a message everytime I open Internet explorer, saying IE is not my default browser andwould I like it to be; saying Yes or going to Tools/Internet options/Make it default does not work. SO something is wrong, somewhere. I don't have andy othe browser installed
thouigh Chrome was installed surrepticiously at one point and I immediately uninstalled it.
There are however quite a few entries in the Registry for it.
One of the malware forums suggested running Malwarebytes, Adwcleaner, Hitman,
HijackThis, JRT etc but none of these have found much. I use Panda as my antivrus, Zonealarm as my firewall, Spybot and Winpatrol to help prevent incicents from happening.
On another website I found one user reporting the same problem, but his issue was never
resolved; he ended up doing a "repair" of his Win7 installation using his Win7 install discs.
I would do the same, except I don't have discs- my computer came with a feature where
the win7 installation occurred automatically when I first turned it on, and those install files
seem to be buried in a part of the disk that is not a partition.
Is there a way to "activate" those, or better still, does anyone know how to fix my problem.
Thanks for reading, any help would be appreciated.