To YoYo. thanx for the help. this thing managed to happen to a buddy of mine a while ago. and the only thing he didn't try was to re-install windows. Matter of fact... he did. Sure glad I waited for help. I sure will be a regular here from now on.
To Hipster Doofus, I wish I had done that before I fixed the prob. It was difficult tryin to describe it from a "layman's" point of view.