A few people I know have experienced this in the last week. Very
strange. Reinstalling doesn't seem to help. It looks like it may be a
Microsoft update issue.
yes, it happend to my friend too. she works on win7 and i on win xp. i didn't do updates.
Working fine here on Win7 with all important updates installed.
It's working for me too here on Win 7 64-bit with auto-updates turned on.
However, I'm hearing that for those whom it doesn't work, trashing prefs
and even reinstalling isn't helping.
I'm just saying I don't think it's a Windows update that is the cause, but doing a System Restore would probably be in order to confirm.