I decided to do some cleaning and booted into safe mode. I was about 30% done using disk cleanup to compress 6.5GB (!?) when the electric went.
"Windows cannot find '(null)'. Make sure you typed the name correctly, and then try again. To search for a file, click the start button, and then click search"
My problem is this - Mozilla is dead and IE is only working with the MSN search bar IE has on its homepage, I get a 'null' error when trying to do anything without the MSN homepage search thing. Even better, I can't download anything using IE without getting this 'null' error.
System restore did nothing helpful. It did make Mozilla an option, but that doesn't do me much good when I get the loading thing for a sec after clicking it and then nothing.
Just so you know, I don't have a WinXP disc. Begging and PC repair shops are my only solution if this requires yet another reinstallation to remedy.
Here's a list of what I know aren't working:
IE (MSN search bar somehow working doesn't exactly count as working)
Windows Messanger (great, can't get anyone to send me the browser installer files...)
Messanger not working is a bitch, it's almost like my computer doesn't want me to get someone to send me the IE/Mozilla installer files!