Another thing... I don't know if it is connected! If I download a file and save it to a location (say d:/temp), the save box doesn't now give me the option to 'open' the file at the end of the download and when I go to the location to run the file - it's not there....very strange! (PS I have virus checker running and have done a full scan with no viruses found)
I have tried restore point back to the 18th March when I knew that I had an e-mail attachment that I could open - the Restore failed! I was able to restore back to 1st April but I still have the problem. I am now attempting to re-install XP!
1. Open Windows Explorer 2. Then click [Tools] [Folder Options] [File Types] 3. Scroll down to locate the file type. 4. Highlight the file type (example :"PPT Microsoft PowerPoint Presentation") 5. Click the "Advanced" button. 6. Enable the option "confirm open after download"