I have been successfully using MT4 for several weeks without any challenges. This morning I installed a new indicator that was supposed to give news alerts in a popup.
I launched MT4 and the alert popup duely surfaced but was blank. The alert sound was also emitted so I thought that maybe there weren't any alerts, so no worries, I thought. It was then that the popup went into "not responding" mode as did the main MT4 platform. The only way to exit was to use the Windows Task Manager.
1. I uninstalled MT4.
2. I deleted the suspect news alert indicator from the computer and emptied the recycle bin.
3. I deleted the MetaTrader4 Folder and all of its contents.
4. I rebooted the computer.
5. I re-installed and launched MT4. Same problem, popup alert together with sound alert followed by "Not responding" of both popup and main platform.
I have done several Windows restores going back about 5 days, and each time I have arrived back at the same "Not Responding" situation.
I cannot access any of the MT$ platform menus, or options, or experts, or indicators, or anything.
Does anyone have a solution or can anyone put me in touch with anyone who can help.