In here is was told to create a new user account . Bad idea.
Up until 15 minutes ago , I had one account - Administrator. So I create a second ("Bare bones") with admin priviliges and choose to "switch user". The screen goes black , I get to choose from Admin and the new account , I choose the new one.
Problem one : the new account starts , then hangs as soon as the firewall has started. No warnings , no bluescreen , just - nothing. Everything stops , even the clock , no more HDD light.
Problem two : I reboot , get no - no - "choose account" screen , go into the new account automatically , and the PC hangs.
Problem three : I reboot , and hit "switch user" before the lock-up. The only user I can choose is... the new account. Which hangs.
I've already tried unhooking all USB devices , no change. So -
- Either I get the new account to stop crashing and use system restore (will that work ? )
-Or I use this "recovery" thingy that repairs Windows (what does that do , actually ?)
- Or I'm skewered...