My friend's computer (HP) suddenly has big problems with O.E. 6. He has XP SP3 and I.E. 8. Problem is: in O.E., can't open attachments (error says file association is needed), No response when going to Tools menu items unless icon in Taskbar is rt.-clicked, can't print-(message says you must select a printer, but am unable to select). Cannot find an answer that works via Google search. Uninstalled O.E. 8 and re-installed it, but problem remains. Turned off Firewall (Comodo) and disabled anti-virus (Avast), but problem remains.
Can open attachments and can print if attachments and messages are saved to Documents. Is there an answer somewhere?