I started having a bit of trouble with my laptop a few months ago.
It was running slow and things took ages to load etc.
I did a bit of research and followed a few things that may help - one of them being cCleaner.
I also downloaded Defraggler and Ultradefrag to see if I could speed up XP.
I used cCleaner every day (and still do) and I've noticed Explorer is a little faster.
But when I used Defraggler and Ultradefrag neither of them manage to finish their job and always say that C:\WINDOWS\system32\Macromed\Shockwave10\~GLH0008.TMP has 61911 fragments and it always just stops on that file (left it running over 48 hours once and still no movement). So I don't think its ever been defragged fully yet.
Now whenever I try go to Start> Shut Down it rarely does - and I have to manually press the off button on my laptop.
When I try and switch it on it only sometimes (I'd say after 6 or 7 attempts) actually loads XP up.
On the occasions where it doen't all that happens is I get the windows logo show up saying 'loading' with a status bar then the screen goes blank - just the power light remains on. So again I have to manually shut down and try restart again.
Sorry I've written so much it's just I wanted to explain in detail whats happend so far.
I'd really appreciate it if there is someone out there who may know what the problem may be?
Thanks in advance,