Problem: Setting up a new PC. Installed MS Office and other general purpose applications, including ZoneAlarm firewall and Norton SystemWorks/AntiVirus etc. All went well. I downloaded latest software updates from Microsoft. Several worked OK, then it asked me to download and install about a dozen updates in one hit. The PC locked up totally, and I had to power-off to get out of it.
Now, every time I switch on, (a) Windows Explorer opens automatically in C:\Program Files\Intel, and (b) whenever I try to use IE7, I get multiple sessions of IE7 opening at random; when you close one, it opens several more, with message "Cannot open 'null' ".
HELP! I don't want to have to reinstall windows and start again.
Any ideas, anyone?