What happened in the past 5 days? Utter chaos.
We thought it was a small bug, but it soon spread all over the computer. It got worse up to yesterday, to the point where we could not get on the Internet or use any of the programs at all. Like if we wanted to rename a file, a window displaying an error had occurred and suggested we should report it. No matter what we did, send or not send, it was like we hit Ctrl-Alt-Del and cancelled the program.
First we did a virus scan, a defragmentation and then a system restore; the problem went away and came back within hours. We uninstalled a few programs and did another scan and another defrag AND we've tried to install critical updates thinking Microsoft has had them there. Nothing. Then I went into the control panel and disabled the "error reporting" option -- the computer was back to normal and we isolated the problem to IE6. Now we cannot go type stuff into search engines or enter data into those kinds of websites, it brings up that error report window and IE6 leaves.
Some people have suggested us to reinstall IE6...I'm skeptical...what do you think?