I have the weirdest Windows XP Media Center Edition bug (well, it's Windows...): so my computer works fine for 2 years, with:
- Regular Windows XP security updates
- ZoneAlarm Pro running on it
For some reason, one day the Windows XP security updates ran, and after that, it could not connect to Internet. Specifically, it could connect to the wireless network that I always used for the past 2 years, but just could not let any application get on the Internet (browser, AIM, etc.). System Restore doesn't work, and I've checked the ZoneAlarm settings (nothing has changed).
Is there any way to diagnose/fix this situation without having to have a hard drive reformat? :-O (or reset to factory settings, equally unpleasant).
Appreciate any help/insight provided!