Ok , i was running windows 98 for a few years ( not online ) , and after i'd filled 35 gb of a 40gb hard drive with crap , and constantly getting errors , conflicts , and BSOD , i decided to scrap it all , take the plunge and reformat the whole disk and install XP ( as i am now online )
Now , i have xp and im accessing the net ( broadband )with a connexant accessrunner router.
The problem is this :
I boot up and sometimes it halts at " verifying dmi pool data " , at which point i reboot again and it gets to the desktop. I connect to the net , click on msn 7.5 , it signs me in -- shows the contact screen and then the msn today screen partially loads and the mouse cursor freezes on the screen. If i tip the mouse to one side the red light goes on and off ( its a transparent mouse )
If i dont go to msn and just browse online , it'll last for a few minutes before it freezes again while a page is loading in. This happens about 20 or 30 times a day and im at my wits end.
So far i've done this
bootscan with avast antivirus which showed up trojano-3428 ( which i deleted and it doesnt seem to be there anymore )
ran rootkit revealer ( which has found 10 discrepancies --- one ends in video.jpeg , and about 6 start with c\ system volume information\_restore[feacd426-2644-47dd-af76-4302c56db3db]rp30\snapshot\repository\fs\synth string-trance pluck ( these seem to relate to sound files )
Ive ran ccleaner and it hasnt come up with much
ive ran swatit which found an infected " hubis loopback device " ( which is a virtual midi cable that i dont even use )
AVGfree wont complete a full scan without freezing
Ive also ran A-squared also.
Ive ran ad-aware and its uncovered about 10 entries pertaining to alexa ( which doesnt seem to be too serious as i use firefox and not explorer )
After all this , it still freezes ( i installed my mouse drivers and nvidia riva tnt2 drivers but it got worse so i used system restore to roll back to before i installed those)
I apologise if this all sounds really confusing , but in a nutshell , ive tried everything i can think of , and im still scratching my head. Its even froze in safe mode!!
Please help before i go mad. I'm a computer musician and i need my pc to make my tracks and access my forum that i administrate.
Thanks in anticipation of your help !!!!