Here are a few caveats:
(1) I have a “custom” install of WindowsXP that my computer guy (from hereon known as “Jackass”) puts on all the machines he builds. It’s configured to run smoother and has a lot of the useless junk altered or removed, and indeed it does fly like the wind. Unfortunately, it also means that finding stuff is a problem; for example, he deleted the default defragmenter and replaced it with a third party program that he claims runs faster, but I think sucks. (And he says Norton Utilities is incompatible with this machine…which sucks!)
The only option we haven’t tried is doing a complete reinstall of IE. Unfortunately, Jackass’s phone battery died before we got that far, but I did manage to find the install program for IE at the Microsoft site. Thing is, it won’t work – it tells me a newer version of IE is already installed!! And trying to UNINSTALL IE by using Add/Remove Programs and Add/Remove Windows Components did nothing but delete the icons…IE is still on my system.
Jackass also keeps blaming the power supply, since he put in a really cheap Chinese-made P/S (long story) and he also keeps chiding me for daring to, you know, install or update new programs. To be honest, I haven’t had many problems at all with this system, and this is the ONLY glitch that remains. However, Jackass wants to “re-load” the O/S from scratch, which I’d rather not do. After all…there’s a way to fix it, right? Can you guys help me out here?