First post, but I've often been able to self diagnose and resolve issues with the tremendously useful discussions on g2g...
1) I am having intermittent boot failures, which "hang" on the splash screen (full color XP logo with progress bar beneath it) but do not "freeze" (i.e. progress bar continues to cycle, but boot no longer advances)
2) I am also having intermittent wireless connectivity problems ("the connection has limited or no connectivity") while a laptop sitting next to the desktop connects continuously... when experiencing the problem, ipconfig shows what i think is the default windows ip address (different from what the laptop shows) and/or "media not connected"... ping shows total loss of data packets when experiencing the problem.
3) I also get "dwwin.exe: the application has failed to initialize because the window station is shutting down" error every time i shut down.
So far, I've run the most up-to-date versions of CCleaner (file cleaner & registry tool), ATF cleaner, Eset nod32, Spybot S&D, Malwarebytes, Ad-Aware, jv16 PowerTools (registry cleaner & compactor), and PerfectDisk (defragmenter)...
I attempted to update the wireless adapter's driver, but was unable to find a more up-to-date version...
OS: Win XP Pro SP2
Processor: AMD Athlon 64 X2 dual core 6000+ 3.0 GHz
Mobo: ??? (not identified by device manager/pc wizard/belarc/everest)
Display adapter: NVDIA GeForce 9600T
System HDD: WD 37 GB 10,000 RPM (raptor, I think)
Storage HDD: WD 160 GB 7,200 RPM
Wireless adapter: Trendnet TEW-421 PC/TEW-423 PI 802.11g [driver date: 11/20/2007]
Router: Buffalo Technology Wireless-G High Speed Router (BTH WHRG125) [driver date: unknown]
I've at least had a prior virtumonde infection on this machine, but don't know if there are residual effects...
HJT logfile below...
Edited by gmw, 03 July 2009 - 03:33 PM.