wouldn't open, are you talking about the program or a website. If it's the website/internet connection, it could have been just that it needed a reboot.
Here's my stuff:
OS Name Microsoft Windows XP Professional
Version 5.1.2600 Service Pack 2 Build 2600
OS Manufacturer Microsoft Corporation
System Name GATEWAYFORME
System Manufacturer Gateway
System Model E-1500 SB
System Type X86-based PC
Processor x86 Family 15 Model 4 Stepping 9 GenuineIntel ~2666 Mhz
BIOS Version/Date Phoenix Technologies, LTD W7173AG2 2.05, 3/21/2006
SMBIOS Version 2.4
Windows Directory C:\WINDOWS
System Directory C:\WINDOWS\system32
Boot Device \Device\HarddiskVolume1
Locale United States
Hardware Abstraction Layer Version = "5.1.2600.2180 (xpsp_sp2_rtm.040803-2158)"
User Name GATEWAYFORME\Administrator
Time Zone Central Daylight Time
Total Physical Memory 1,024.00 MB
Available Physical Memory 252.07 MB
Total Virtual Memory 2.00 GB
Available Virtual Memory 1.96 GB
Page File Space 2.11 GB
Page File C:\pagefile.sys
When I turned on my PC yesterday I was not able to open Internet Explorer 6. None of the links worked. That happened a few days ago and I deleted Windows Update 951278 (I know that is not the exact number but it was the update that doesn't work with ZoneAlarm) Since then I hae done ZA' update to fix the problem and thought everything was working fine. I deleted the Windows update again yesterday and it still would not work. I then tried using XP's "restore to an earlier date". I tried 3 different dates but none of them worked. It just would not restore. I ran AdAware, Spybot, AVG, and Spysweeper scans. Still would not work. I then downloaded, using Mozilla, and installed IE7 which I do not like because my machine seems to run much slower when that is installed. After installation was completed IE7 would not open either. When I came in this morning the machine had rebooted and was waiting for me to put in my password. I did, the Desktop opened and I click on my IE link on the DEsktop and IE6 (yes 6) opened. Everything seems to be working as well as it has in several months now. What happened?
I haven't tried using "system restore" again as yet. I guess I will find out if that works when I absolutely need to.