Nice try, Peter, but that is an ancient MS response associated with a SP2 issue that was supposed to have been fixed with SP3. I've been searching and several people have noted this mem_bad_pointer problem in the last few days. The only thing I've downloaded to my computer is Livebox, to watch the Olympics. Could that be affecting something? I uninstalled it, which didn't do anything, but now I'm trying a system restore.
some people don't even know who yhey respond to.