Today I decided it was time to figure out what was wrong with my family's desktop computer, since it had been slowing down like crazy for months. We've tried defragmenting it, but that never ended up solving anything. I've been to tons of websites and tried to use solutions from problems similar to mine, and it stopped being so laggy, but now other problems have cropped up. Some old, some new. I'll try to list everything I've seen happen.
I've made many notes.
First of all, before I even log on to my desktop, several "svchost.exe application error" messages pop up. On my last start up there were three different ones that popped up about six or seven times that read as follows:
The instruction at "0x00c10687" referenced memory at "0x00c10687". The memory could not be "written".
And then the OK to terminate, or cancel to debug.
The other numbers that appear are "0x00370687" and "0x00b10687". All of them appear twice in each message, just like the first one I typed out.
No matter whether I click OK or CANCEL, the same thing happens. My desktop ends up starting up in classic mode with no internet connection. I don't know if there's a correlation, though. And it doesn't end there...
As soon as my desktop appears, A RUNDLL popup appears that says,
Error loading C:\WINDOWS\Qleweyuvasaxog.dll
The specified module could not be found.
With an OK button.
Then, C:\Program Files\Common always chooses to open, for some reason.
After that, I get a hpqthb08.exe application error that reads as follows:
The application failed to initialize properly (0x000007b). Click on OK to terminate the application.
The first thing I ever did to this computer was attempt to stop process from dragging it down. I figured out that net.exe was using up almost all of my memory on the task manager. I used this article: http://www.file.net/...ss/net.exe.html to work up the guts to get rid of it. After I did, my computer ran smoothly with no lag whatsoever. I thought I was done. But all those other problems kept cropping up.
So I looked up more info and read in several resources that McAfee caused several problems on XP. Since I had that installed ever since the problems started several months ago, I uninstalled it.
That seemed to cause the culmination of every problem and made all the svchost.exe application errors appear.
I'd first of all like to know if that was a bad decision? Haha...
Also, I just noticed something odd....
On my computer, I brought up the task manager on a whim.
There are now 34 processes running called "qm2mqzt4e0.exe"
I'm posting this in this section because I didn't know where to start. I'd love to say that malware is the problem, for then I would actually KNOW, but I honestly don't have an inkling of what's happening.
Thank you for your time. I hope I didn't put up too many problems at once, haha.