Continued to have problems, so here is what I have done. I completely uninstalled mirc 6.31. Then I installed mirc 6.21 and it is stock. I have not added anything of my own in the way of scripts. It is totally out of the box, stock. I also went into Prefetch and deleted every instance of mIRC in there.
Here is what is happening with this new installation:
1. All the nicks (except mine) have a ' in front of them. Example:
'TeckNick is firstname.lastname@example.org * TeckNick
Note: They all appear in the channel list with the ' in front of each nick, as well.
2. All of the channels have this strange #'# in them. Example:
'TeckNick on #'#chan1 #'#chan2
This strange #'# appears in a whois, in the title bar of the channel, etc.
3. I cannot join a channel unless I use the code that someone in here gave me earlier .. /!join #channel
4. Once I have joined a channel, everytime I boot up .. it will rejoin that channel. I have not put them in my *on perform*, and I have NOT checked the box "rejoin channels on connect". I do not want to rejoin every single one of them again .. but it did this all by itself .. on a fresh install, firs time connected.
I have some other instances of mirc installed and they do not have any of these problems. It is only new copies of mirc that seem to become corrupted. Please help me figure this out.