Strange problems...


OSNN One Post Wonder
Feb 2, 2004
Ok, I've got Windows 2000 Professional with Service Pack 4 installed. In the last week I've started having some strange problems. Firstly, I noticed that in Internet Explorer (version 6) I can no longer right-click on a link and choose "Open in a new window". Well, I can choose it, and it does open a new window, but there's nothing in it; just a blank Internet Explorer window.

Also, I can't copy and past folders/files. I can't drag and drop anything, in any application, including Windows Explorer. My network icon has disappeared from the system tray. Start-Settings-Network and Dial-up connections is empty - ie my network connection has disappeared, yet I am still connected to the network (ie at work).

DCOMCNFG won't run either... it just uses 99% CPU time and never appears; I've left it for at least an hour, and it doesn't give an error message, it just never succeeds in displaying it's UI and keeps using 99% cpu time.

I've tried installing/uninstalling/re-installing various windows updates (including windows 2000 service pack 4). I've tried re-installing Internet Explorer. Logging on as a different user doesn't help. Being on or off the network doesn't help.

Anybody got any ideas?

Thanks. :confused:

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Perris Calderon wrote on Electronic Punk's profile.
Hey ep!

All good with me, applying for microsoft mvp right now, should have done this a while ago.

Notifications don't work, I only found your response by comming back to hunt up some threads, if you want, give me your email address so we can keep in touch easier, mine is perriscalderon at gmail
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Ep, glad to see you come back and tidy up...did want to ask a one day favor, I want to enhance my resume , was hoping you could make me administrator for a day, if so, take me right off since I won't be here to do anything, and don't know the slightest about the board, but it would be nice putting "served administrator osnn", if can do, THANKS

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