I have a silly little problem,
I've just done a fresh install of XP Pro on a friends machine. Upon startup I get the 'take a tour of windows XP' balloon appear then the the taskbar & start menu lock up. I can't click on the 'take a tour' balloon or open the start menu.
The mouse will scroll however. When I ctr+alt+del and open Task Manager i notice there's a 'system idle process' which is hogging 90-95% of the CPU. I don't actually end this process but as soon as i close task manager the machine unlocks and runs perfectly.
I should add, i have installed the following programmes/hardware:
Symantec Client Security Corporate Edition
Nvidia GeForce 6600 latest driver
Sound Blaster Audigy 2 Driver & Creative MediaSource latest version
Linksys USB Wireless Adapter with Speedbooster - Using windows Wireless Zeron Configuration instead of Linksys software.
Can anyone help?
Edited by Muppet100, 14 August 2008 - 06:57 AM.