The problem seems to have started with 20 minute boot ups. I've been through the Malware Forum, but nothing was found:
I was referred to the XP forum and found a Lexmark printer driver that was the culprit in the long boots:
But the application crashes have continued and increased, so it was suggested I start a new topic. Following are the recent event logger errors for programs I use on a regular basis:
WordPerfect - While just deleting and retyping text:
Faulting application wpwin9.exe, version 22.214.171.1248, faulting module wpwin9.exe, version 126.96.36.1998, fault address 0x0001e8d0.
NTI CD Maker Gold -- While renaming the target CD:
Faulting application cdmkr32.exe, version 188.8.131.52, faulting module cdmkr32.exe, version 184.108.40.206, fault address 0x00019489.
PhotoPlus -- While resizing an image:
Faulting application photoplus.exe, version 220.127.116.11, faulting module mfc42.dll, version 6.0.8168.0, fault address 0x00014ac3.
I have tried a) repairing the programs through the Control Panel; b) uninstalling & re-installing the programs; c) downloading & installing the latest versions; & d) in the case of PhotoPlus trying to install a patch their tech support sent me to correct the problem.
Nothing seems to have worked.
Any ideas or suggestions would be greatly appreciated.