I had to reinstall my sound card drivers a few times because I accidentally installed a second set of drivers when I was trying to install a program off the CD that came with the card. I finally got the right drivers installed and my sound card working again, and everything seemed peachy. However, last night I went to turn off my computer and didn't realize until this morning that it hung in Windows on shutdown because of some dialog boxes regarding programs that were still running. I clicked end now on everything and Windows cleared the screen so all I could see was my background. Then it froze. Never got to the Win XP shutdown screen.
So eventually, I pressed my reset button. Only I haven't been able to get back into XP since. Safe mode works, but "Last Known Good Configuration..." wouldn't load me into XP, nor would restoring the system from a Restore Point. Everything reaches the XP logo screen, then keeps loading, and loading, and loading...
I've run Malwarebytes' Antimalware's quick and full scans and they came up with no problems. Any other ideas?
ADDITIONAL INFO: Just remembered that during my sound card update, two viruses were found and (supposedly) deleted. Then two more were found and again (supposedly) deleted. But the reboot after sound card update worked fine. Also, I had an ipod plugged into the computer when it hung on my background and I pressed the restart button. Usually, when my ipod is plugged it, the computer tries to load the OS from the ipod, which slows down the booting cycle as it checks the ipod. Just trying to provide all the info I can, since when I search for similar problems, I'm finding old, dead threads and no confirmations of solutions.
Edited by AdgeT, 23 February 2010 - 04:40 PM.