Finished 'working' last night (after having no errors) by running CCleaner and Shutting down properly. This noon (am on a strange schedule due to disability) I attempted to boot (as usual) and my PC took a LOOOOOOOOONG time to sorta load ... and finally resulted in a msg that my virtual memory page was not large enough - have a 7 yo DELL 4300, 1.6 GHz, 1Gb memory, Win XP SP2, and 1.8 Gb free space on C:. As I said, machine was working fine last night and have made NO hardware or software changes lately (replaced my CD reader with a DVD reader 2 weeks ago but has been working fine).
Scanned with AVG 8 on Monday - no errors ... will scan again now.
I have a HiJackThis log in case this should go to the Malware forum ... but it 'feels' more like a Win XP problem.
BTW: ran a Check Disk scan on my hd - no errors; also restored system (using System Restore ckpt from last Tuesday) but no joy. (And restored register - using ERUNT - but didn't help.)
Anyone run into something like this? Suggestions?