Posted 03 December 2004 - 09:09 PM
I might be able to help you here.
First of all, do you have any P2P programs like Kazaa or other music download programs? Do you remember what you were doing last before this problem started? People have different opinions about why this error occurs. Are you running Internet Explorer 5.5 or 6.0? To know for sure, click Help at the top of this page. At the bottom, About Internet Explorer. It will say what version you are running.
To solve this problem without waiting, think back to when this first started. Go into Safe Mode and use System Restore. Pick a date JUST BEFORE the error began. For example, let's say you noticed this problem on August 15th, 2004. You could select a restore date of August 13th, 2004. This is just an example, though.
To go into Safe Mode, you would shut down the computer. Then, while pressing and holding the F8 key on the keyboard, boot up the computer. You will select option 3 for Safe Mode. To get to System Restore, click on Start, Programs, Accessories, System Tools, and probably the last item is System Restore. Do not confuse System Restore with recovery or restore disks.
You must use System Restore in Safe Mode ONLY for it to work. Then, reboot (it will automatically reboot in regular mode), and see how things are running.
Let me know.