I recently set up my 3-year old Windows 7 Lenovo T420s laptop computer to use while my newer computer was being repaired. After updating all the Windows, Malwarebytes, and Norton updates (I hadn't used the computer for almost a year) - and running all available scans, there are a number of problems that may or may not be related:
1. No Adobe files can print. I get the attached error message that a printer needs to be installed. There are three printers attached to the computer, but the computer only fails to recognize them using Adobe (I have Adobe Acrobat Pro XI).
2. When I try to access "Devices and Printers", the program tries to load but always hangs up before displaying my devices.
3. My Start Menu doesn't show any programs (though I can access them through "All Programs"). I can't "pin" any programs to the Start Menu.
4. I cannot make any changes to my Task Bar settings, or add programs to the Task Bar.
I've been able to work around everything other than my inability to print Adobe files - though this is critical.