And, believe it or not, my PC hasn't frozen in that entire time. I don't know if it's because I got rid of the program that was causing it or if it just hasn't happened for some other reason. At any rate, I really do appreciate all that you have done for me, and I especially want to thank you for your time. I will always have this place bookmarked and, like I already told you, I promise that I will be making a donation to all of you.
Just for your own knowledge, and the fact that it could come in handy some day, I'll try to list everything that I have completely uninstalled from my $2,200 Sony VAIO desktop, model # VPCL137FX. Let's see, I know I won't recall them all but I will try. Both Java updates, VAIO Messenger, Windows Live Essentials and everything related to it, You Paint, PMB Device InfoProvider(if I need it in the future, which I doubt, I'll get it), Sony Movie Maker and all of its sub-components, Oasis 2 1.0, ArcSoft Connect Daemon, Microsoft Office 2010 (I use 2003 just because I've always had it and it works), Sony Media Gallery and all associated with it, Windows Defender, Wi-Fi Utility (don't use it), Active X 11, Google Toolbar, Bing 3D Maps, VAIO Wallpaper Contents, VAIO Data Restore Tool (figure it's the same as Windows), VAIO Transfer Support (Windows has one too), Both IE Explorer Browsers (Kept Google Chrome), VAIO Gate (I have always hated that thing), Arcsoft Magical-I Visual effects, VAIO Entertaiment Platform, Every single MS SQL Servers and components (did this after reading an article from a guy about all of the Bloatware that he uninstalled from his Sony), All of MS Visual C, and Corel WINDVD.
That's all I can remember but I know there are a few more. I'm about to reboot to finish the uninstalls on several of the programs. It's gonna be interesting to see if it boots back up,but after what I've been through with this thing it really won't matter. I will definitely let you know if I get lucky and getting rid of that trash actually fixes the problem. I doubt it, but ya never know. You will be the 1st to know the outcome.
Thanks for everything, Gary, and may you end up always finding good fortune in life.