|I have a problem that I just can't figure out. I am using Windows Vista Home Premium.|
Basically for no reason at all my programs (Word, Outlook, Google Earth, Internet Explorer, AVG anti-virus, etc, etc) all seem to have lost their 'connection' to the program on the computer. I click on the icon for any one of them and the 'Open with' dialogue box appears. (I think the term is that they have lost their 'association'??)
I cannot understand why this has happened and whilst I have managed to find a few of them and 're-connect' the icon with the program I am having a couple of very strange problems.
Firstly Adobe Reader seems just to not work. I therefore uninstalled it and tried to download a new copy from the Adobe site but every time I try I get a message saying: "Operating system error! (16299.103.516 - then a whole load more numbers)".
The second strange thing is that programs that seemed to open automatically on start up previously, and for which icons would appear in the bottom left of my screen (for example AVG) are now no longer appearing there. All I have is icons for the volumn and the battery.
Last but no least. In the start up menu I used to be able to right click on 'Computer' select properties and it would then show me System details. Now nothing happens when I click on properties.
All of this happened at once today without me really doing anything. I haven't downloaded anything nor done anything else that I can imagine would lead to all of these problems suddenly appearing.
Any help would be much appreciated as I've just lost my job and can't afford a new computer!!
Thanks a lot,