Helo Mackenzie. Sure looks like you and CatByte have been quite the journey. Its a drag IE doesn't want to work right.
There are a couple of things I would like to add to the suggestions here.
First of all, you mentioned that you changed from dial-up to satellite. I am going to assume that your dial-up provider was Earthlink. I'm also assuming that Earthlink is no longer your internet provider. If that is the case you should go to add/remove programs and uninstall all that Earthlink stuff. It has a lot of stuff on your computer that should not be on there and can potentially cause problems with your internet.
Next, according to your event logs there have been quite a few errors about Norton anti-virus. I'm not sure if these are related to the work you were doing with Catbyte, and only temporary errors, or if this product is corrupted. Knowing my experience with Norton I would say the product is just not working right. They like to get their dirty little fingers into everything. Can you please tell me where you obtained Norton? In other words, is it provided for free from ISP, or did you pay for it, how much subscription time is left, etc? For now, I think it would be a good idea, at least temporarily, to attempt to completely uninstall all Norton/Symantec related products and install a different anti-virus for the time being. For now, try installing Avast home edition: http://download.cnet...i...&tag=button
Once all those products are removed, try IE and FF again and see how it works.
I would also suggest that you remove the following products as they contain toolbars, browser add-ons, or perform other potentially problematic things on your computer:
Coupon Printer for Windows
McAfee Security Scan Plus (not needed with the other protection you have)
Uniblue Registry Booster
There are some other things that are potential problems, but for now I think you have enough to try. I don't have a lot of time at the moment to review the other things. Please be detailed as to what you experience while performing the suggestions in this thread. Any clues will help.