Posted 23 August 2006 - 03:28 AM
Just to give you an update. I've tried everything up to the Disk Cleaner. When I started the Disk Cleaner I left it to work its magic overnight and it had got stuck at 30%. I am currently running Disk Defrag.
I have my Ewido and my HJT logs if you want me to provide you with them here. I did a virus scan with Ewido in Safe Mode as well as the HJT. Not sure what I'm looking at and I'm not sure any of what is in the log has anything to do with what I'm experiencing, but I know not all of it looks good.
Will continue your troubleshooting steps you have given me and will advise when I'm done baring you give me more advise. I appreciate it and hope with your help and the other member's help there will be a resolution to this.
[quote name='gdman' date='Aug 21 2006, 06:50 AM' post='764639']
[quote name='Keith' post='764633' date='Aug 21 2006, 06:39 AM']
Items in blue which are underlined are clickable to give more information about the process
Click start then run, type [url="http://keith.geekstogo.com/Prefetch.htm"][u]prefetch[/u][/url] then press enter, click edit then select all, right click any file then click delete, confirm delete
Click start, all programmes, accessories, system tools to run disc clean up, then from system tools, run disc defragmenter.
Click start then run, type [url="http://keith.geekstogo.com/SystemFileCheck.htm"][u]sfc /scannow[/u][/url] then press enter, you need the XP CD and Windows File Protection will show a blue onscreen progress bar, when the bar goes, reboot
If you do not have an XP CD you can borrow a same version as was originally installed XP CD, if you downloaded SP2 then you need an SP1 XP CD
Click start then run, type [url="http://keith.geekstogo.com/Chkdsk.htm"][u]chkdsk /f /r[/u][/url] then press enter, type Y to confirm for next boot, press enter then reboot.
Windows will appear to load normally then either the monitor will show progress or the screen will go blank, do not disturb this.
This will take an hour or so before it gets to the desktop.
Download and install [url="http://www.tune-up.com"]Tune Up 2006 Trial[/url]
Run Tune Up Disc Clean Up
Run Tune Up Registry Clean Up
Click Optimize and Improve to run Reg Defrag, which will take a few minutes and need a reboot. You should disable the antivirus programme to run this and check it is running after the reboot
After the reboot, click optimize then system optimizer to optimize the computer, select computer with an internet connection from the drop down menu, this also requires a reboot
After the reboot, click optimize then system optimizer to accelerate downloads, select the speed just above your actual connection speed, this requires a reboot
After the reboot, click optimize then system optimizer to run system advisor