I have a very odd situation, as follows:
O/S XP Pro sp2 (all upto date)...no spyware/malware etc detected using all the usual progs and no virus detected using Symantec and daily updated.
Dachshund antic crash, PC on point, PC bug doctor, PC rescue all give the machine a clean bill of health.....
The problem is that the machine has to run in 'Selective' start-up mode, because if I start the machine in 'Normal' start-up I cannot access or start any progs, but folders will open.
I have re-booted a number of times in normal mode, but have to open msconfig and select the radio button for 'selective' start, re-boot again and everything seems to run ok from there.
My mainboard is AMD XP 2200+.
I rarely have to reboot cos I'm on ADSL 8MB connection, so I cannot say how long the problem has been there.
Someone on another forum suggested I flash the bios on the AMD, and I have downloaded it but not yet
had the courage to flash.
I would rather not format because I have progs mounted from disks that I cannot reload as the disks
(genealogy) were stolen sometime ago.
Any suggestions thanks.