Ok I am having the oddest problem. firstly I am running blender 2.4.9 on windows 7 (64 bit).
I created a number of different files successfully over 24 hours and exported obj files successfully in that time. Then this morning I went to create a new model so I selected new. It asked me if I wanted to erase all so I clicked on it to confirm. When I did it switched it to 3d view window with a previous model I had been working on. (I had been in user preference window) Everytime I clicked on new trying to get a new empty window it just keeps showing me this model. So I tried the following.
I restarted the computer. When I did blender had been completely wiped (as far as I could tell not under search and not under control panel) although my files were still on computer for models I created. So I reinstaleld blender. When I did it wanted me to replace the files already there so was blender there somewhere? I am not sure!
When I got it all up and running again I went to press new under file and again it just shows me the same model as before!!! Very frustrating.
The only way I can get a fresh new window to work in now is to go under user preferenes, file and then select load factory settings. But even after doing this if I try to select new again it goes back and shows me that same old model!!!
does anyone have any idea what is going on? Please help! Thanks,