I recently had a malware problem, which is (I'm 99.5% sure) cleared now. There is nothing detected by AVG Anti-virus, Kasperky online scanner, Spybot Search & Destroy, or Super Anti-Spyware when I do a full system scan, and my registry scanner finds no errors. There is nothing unusual in my startup list, HijackThis log, and no abnormal visible processes running.
However, when I log on, several services that are set to start automatically seem to start fine, but stop after a few minutes. This happens with Windows Audio, Themes, Server, and a few others - I've been using a temporary fix with timed batch files. Also, the RPC and the Security Center/ICS service fail to start at all.
This prevents me from mounting network drives from another PC, and many other things that I need and connect to the said PC over the subnet.
In Safe Mode (with networking), everything works fine, only it stops me and everybody else from doing other things on it while it's in Safe Mode.
I've tried System Restore, only I can't go back to before this started as my system restore points are cleared regularly. I wanted to do an in-place update (repair) using this guide, so I created two slipstreamed XP+SP2 CD's using this and this guide, but neither of the CD's showed a repair option after I pass the agreement. It sees the XP installation, though.
I really want this fixed, either by getting those services fixed and my network drive stuff working without any big hassle, or by running in in-place upgrade and hopefull achieving the same.