Hello all...I recently bought a new laptop, it's HP dv4-2045dx and it came with Windows 7. As soon as I bought it, I realized it was running slow and after googling, I installed a registry cleaner to help speed things up. It worked.
Next, I deleted all the programs I didn't want and installed Adobe Master Suite CS3 and Microsoft Office 2007. Other than those I also installed skype.
Everything was fine until I ran Windows Update...
All of a sudden my skype doesn't work! It signs on but I can't receive or make calls. Same thing with MSN Messenger, I can't call anyone. I thought maybe it was my webcam so I tried to open the Smart Media Web Cam software, but it did not open.
Next thing I realized is that my external hard drive is plugged in and read by the computer but when i click on the safely remove device icon, my drive is greyed out and there is no way to eject it.
Oh and one more thing, I can't seem to click on files to to open them through MS Office. I have to open MS Office first and then click file --> open, etc.
Any help I can get is greatly appreciated.
I've attached a screen shot picture of my properties under my computer. sorry if i didn't provide enough info...