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Strange behavior

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by jld11145, Jan 3, 2006.

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  1. jld11145

    jld11145 Thread Starter

    Jun 11, 2005
    Dell inspiron 4100 laptop Intel 1.1mhz, 384 ram, 20 gb hd XP Pro SP 2

    Whether I boot into safe mode or regular, two problems come up every time.
    First, the system will not allow me to set default applications. When I try, via set program defaults, the status bar indicating the computer is setting the default application comes up and hangs about 90% of the way through and not change in default application happens.
    Second, With every boot up I have to manually check the show quick launch box in taskbar properties.
    Third, this just happened while writing this post, pressing shift and quotation mark caused Firefox 1.5 to go back a page.

    I have found no viruses or spyware on the computer.

    Any ideas how to correct these problems short of reformatting the HAD.

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