This points me to a hardware failure. I'm guessing that the hard disk is about to fail so I downloaded some utilities for the disk (its maxtor by the way). It passed the test. I tried using a different power supply but its still the same. I've run memtest many times on the memory (256mb ddr2 533) and no errors were found. I'm a little bit confused now. Is there any possibility that the virus I successfully removed, caused some major damage to the operating system? causing it to perform very slow?
I didn't know were to post this problem considering that the pc was previously infected with virus. Please forgive me for doing this.
This is my final option. Upgrade xp pro sp1 to sp2, is this safe? We don't have any available xp pro sp1 cd so we decide to purchase xp pro sp2. There's one little question I wanted to ask, Can I use xp pro sp2 recovery console to fixmbr on the xp pro sp1 installed? hope someone could help me out. TNX in advance!!!