…so I am asking for some good suggestions. Last night while I was breaking a rib laughing over Dave’s post with the cat vid, I thought it was time for me to clean and reboot. Well. Right at the part where the computer is shutting down, I hear this high pitched sound and everything freezes. So, I had to shut it down by the on/off button and then I turned off the router and even unplugged everything from the wall just to be safe. I waited about 5 minutes, plugged it back in, turned on the router and then pushed the on/off button. Yes, it came on, but man, what problems started. First, IE would not work. I could click on it and it would try to open but then, bam, an error message “sorry…blah blah…IE has to shut down”. All in a blink this would happen. Then I saw my Norton's all of a sudden get that at risk slash. I opened that, and it said Browser at Risk and also Intrusion Protection at Risk. I click on support from there and a great tech did remote for me and got all of Norton's running again and then said to try IE. At that moment, IE (that’s IE7) opened and worked, hooray. The tech and I close out. It was now in the wee hours of the morning, 3:30am, and so I decided to go to bed. This morning I tried IE again. Same error message. Norton's however was fine. I thought with all that going on last night that maybe a new clean and reboot would do the trick. Wow, the cleaning showed 200+ temp files from all that repair work and 50+ registry files from the same mess. I cleaned it out and then went for the reboot. THIS time, not only did IE not work (same error message), but that VA Raid thing said no disc and no array. It goes on to tell me to do a check – well I can’t because with no disc there’s nothing to click on now.
Thank goodness I also have Verizon to open the internet, and I also have Firefox. Both of those are working fine, go figure; and mail is coming in fine, too. It’s just that darn IE7 and now the Array thingie that I know next to nothing about, but I know it’s supposed to be important.
I’ve got a feeling that I’m going to have to unhook everything (saints protect me) and lug that tower into the repair shop. Now I’m most certainly up for suggestions for you all, but you have to make the instructions read as if they were for a little kid and very, very complete. Do it slowly or I’ll end up destroying what I have left. I’m great buzzing around the internet and downloading, etc, actually a whiz at it – but this technical fix-it stuff? Oh, I am so lost and so confused and I just want to yell, “Somebody save me!” OH, and I almost forgot: I also ended up doing a System Restore and used the back date of Nov 12th. No help whatsoever. With the other browsers I have, I can click on some sites, but if I start looking around, that darn IE error comes up again and knocks me off right away. Any ideas?