I have a big problem with the program-directory interaction.
Using a program and connecting to a directory to load a file,the program aborts. This happens with several of my programs and is becoming more frequent. Once the file has been loaded,all works normal,also saving the file after use. The problem is not specific to any drive/directory.
The directory operation on it's own seems to work normally,although very slow
I once received a numeric error message,which I have since lost,and 'googling' this message I was able to download a correction utility which was so complicated I did not risk to use it for fear of immobilizing by PC totally.
I frequently run 'Registry Booster' and always have around 5-7 errors.
The biggest problem is that I do not have the original Vista Home installation CD's as I inherited this laptop from a Norwegian friend who died here in Brazil a couple of years ago. My Vista is also in Norwegian.
I have many special programs on my laptop I am afraid to lose and it would be a gigantic job to re-install it all,so I was hoping not to have to buy and install a new Vista operating system.
Grateful for help...