yes I do have a life. I was at religion just a few moments ago.
I'm almost willing to bet it is corruption at this point. I have something that may work, but in all reality probably won't. Take your wife's XP CD and put it in your CD drive and then do the following:
Go to Start
, type sfc.exe /scannow
and press enter. When it is finished, restart your computer and see if your problem still exists. If you have any trouble running this, check out the following link: http://www.updatexp....cannow-sfc.html
Like I said, I have a feeling it won't work, but it is worth a shot. This command repairs corruption, but because you do not have your original CD, it will most likely not work.
In the meantime, I will ask a malware expert to have a second look at your HJT log, in order to make sure I didn't miss anything, since I am NOT a malware expert.
In addition, if this does not work and there is no malware, I have a friend who is very good with this kind of stuff. I will ask him to take a look. I will do everything I can to help you out without asking you to spend money on something, but if none of this works, and he can't think of anything, you may have to buy an XP CD and license. But I will do my best to avoid that situation.
Let me know how the above suggestion goes.
I can't believe the great help I'm getting on this forum.
Edited by computerwiz12890, 21 August 2006 - 07:09 PM.