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Total browser malfunction post free space erasure

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by bearspencer, May 2, 2010.

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  1. bearspencer

    bearspencer Thread Starter

    Jun 29, 2009
    I've just run Eraser 6.07 for the first time on a Windows Media Center XP Service Pack 3 System overnight and now have problems with all my browsers.
    No title bar is completely functional, whether it's associated with a browser or any other program. They display only the program's logo without the additional information normally shown. For example, IE 8's title bar no longer displays the "Windows Internet Explorer" title, nor does it show the name of the website currently open. Home pages for Google, MSN, CNN, Adobe and Oracle load quickly and normally. Home pages for Amazon, Weather.com, and Wunderground only partially load with the mouse flickering between the "hourglass" and "pointer" displays. Your homepage, http://eraser.heidi.ie/ loads fine, but ironically your support forum at http://bbs.heidi.ie/ will not come up (except for the Amazon advertisements running at the top of the page.
    Opening the Windows Help and Support browser will allow searching for topics (system restore, as an example), but clicking on any search results has no effect.
    Microsoft Office programs and notepad experience the same title bar problems, but otherwise seem to function normally.
    Eraser 6.07 was set to erase unused disk space for drive C: It set to delete any other files or folders. The task status after completion was "Completed with errors".

    The day before this incident, I updated all her programs (Windows, Office, Real, Adobe, Norton AV) and ran them to ensure all was working properly. I then defragged the drive and re-booted the system. Everything functioned normally until erasing the free space.
    This is my fiance's PC, who will be returning from a trip to New Orleans on Monday. She is a French Cajan, with a tendency towards OCD (Obsessive Compulsive Disorder) and a proclivity towards CQB (Close Quarters Battle) who will not appreciate that my intent was to be helpful. I would greatly appreciate your helping me return her system to normal function.
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