A few days ago my computer began malfunctioning.
It now will not display web pages correctly. The webpages displayed are without many components (in there place is the small box with an "X" in it).
I'm assuming this has something to do with a corrupt file or missing file that is either "active X", "java", or something like this related... that controls the displaying of web pages.
I saw one error message that said something about "yahoo", and reinstalled yahoo to see if that would correct the problem - it didn't.
I then thought I would restore the computer to an earlier date - this also did not help.
This is all I have tried thus far.
I suspect that I need to re-install some component of windows but truthfully have no idea which one to do? Like I said I suspect the active x and java applications, but this could perhaps even be a bad file in my internet browser.... internet explorer (v.6)??? But I have no way of installing a new version of this as this computer is of foreign origin and does not have a licensed copy of windows xp. This is my wifes computer she brought to the US when she moved here and I cannot buy a licensed copy of windows in her language here in the US.
I need to locate the corrupt file(s) and reinstall them. I was hoping somebody here could help me locate the program that is actaully the one causing my problems?
Prior to this issue - the machine appeared to function normally.