ok, i did everything on the list. In my system bar on the lower right of my screen it says that my version of windows is no longer up to date and I see that I now have service pack 1 and not service pack 2- so this concerns me.
During this proceedure I also started to get error messages from the windows instant messeging service telling me that my registry had been severely damaged and that I needed to go to winregistryclean.com and other sites. When I did the system tune, I turned the messeging service off so the popups would stop. I have attached a sample of one of many popus dirtecting me to various urls like patch.info etc. that occurred.
Also, when booting with the xp disk, it asked me if i wanted to repair the version of windows on the system or continue installing a fresh copy of windows, and I said repair the version that was there. I was also concerned after that, during the install, when windows through up numerous error messages saying that various .dll and other files could not be found on the disk and I had to tell it to continue installing windows without these files.
Also after all that optimizing my computer takes a lot longer to get past the windows is starting up screen , it seems to lock for a while before windows starts and it never used to do that.
I was able to do some editing in windows movie maker, but can't do my project with that app because there is no way to get a quality movie from it. I am combining mpegs and output my movie as a 'high quality NTSC ' movie or a large movie- but any of the wmv formats come out poor quality.
My mediansoft joiner converter software that I'd really like to use for this project, because it has a free trial and will let me join mpegs with transitions- now NO LONGER WORKS. I even tried uninstalling and downloading again but when I launch the program, NOTHING HAPPENS.
Also, some software that I own, MOVAVI converter doesn't work anymore. I get an error that it can't open some image file.
How can I get median soft app to work - or can you recommend an editor for my purpose?
You can use the Home CD
Basically you are checking system files and removing obsolete / incorrect registry entries, it would take an hour or so, it may need more than that but it's a good start