Oooh, what fun & games I've had today with that bloomin computer!
I tried the C:\program files route....then I ran regedit > HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\software\microsoft\windows\curr ent version\uninstall
Managed to uninstall all but one file...nasty little thing to do with a previous modem that had been used in my uncles old house. It had me going round in circles! (speedtouch usb adsl ppp) Cut a long story short, I managed to get rid of it in the end.
Now I have just two problems...1st, the NTL installation program is still saying the speedtouch file is causing a problem and it won't install until I can fix it, and 2nd, the comp won't boot into safe mode
I tried the usual F8 route, all I got was a seemingly frozen black screen...so then I added a safe mode option into the boot loader menu (so you get the option to either load windows normally or in safe mode at boot up...probably didn't need to explain that did I? lol) When I rebooted after making this change, I got a message saying that it couldn't boot into safe mode due to problems with the hard disk, or it couldn't boot/read from the hard disk, I can't quite remember, sorry
Does this mean theres something seriously wrong with windows itself? Missing or corrupted files?
I found something on the internet saying to use the msconfig > Boot.ini > safeboot option, but I'm doubting that will work either if the system can't read the HD?
I'm thinking it might be easier just to reconfigure? But seeing as I'd like to get as much knowledge about pc's as I can, (they fascinate me!!) I'd like to try as many different things as possible to try and fix it before I resort to reconfiguring! You don't learn anything if you don't try do you?!
So any suggestions/ideas would be greatly appreciated!!!