No Boxes Opening On Laptop

  safc90210 20:14 11 Jun 2008

I have a dell 1525 laptop, everything has been working fine but all of a sudden when i want to open new boxes in any program i cannot get them to open. For example i have newsbin running i want to load a nzb when i click open there is no box appears to select anything. Also when nero is open and i click browse the program stops responding. One more example is when i have clonecd running i want to open a file or folder but nothing happens, does anyone have any ideas as i really don't want to reset my laptop? Thanks in advance

  grey george 20:47 11 Jun 2008

Is just running really slowly? If you leave it for a very long time will the window open? Have you run the latest antivirus/spybot and maleware programmes?

  safc90210 20:56 11 Jun 2008

Hi, no the laptop is running fine, i have avast but i have just put a retail version of avg on it, i am doing the scan at the minute, does avg have everything i need in 1 program? Thanks

  grey george 21:11 11 Jun 2008

Which flavour of AVG there are several? But I would also download spybot search and destroy.

  safc90210 21:22 11 Jun 2008

Thanks from the search that is still happening it has found maybe 100 tracking cookies, would this be the cause? I will see if i can find that spybot program and install, is it a free program? thanks for the help

  safc90210 21:22 11 Jun 2008

Its avg 8.0 with licence

  grey george 21:28 11 Jun 2008

Yes spybot is free so is ccleaner which will remove all the cookies. The avg is antivirus only so you need spybot or other antispyware/malware also a good firewall like zonealarm which also offers a free version.

  safc90210 21:31 11 Jun 2008

Thanks very much will give it a try :)

  safc90210 21:43 11 Jun 2008

Ok just ran avg and spybot, both repaired the items and still nothing happens :(

I have restarted my pc but really don't know what else to try, is there a way to reinstall windows vista without losing all my programs ect?

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