Godawgs, you're right, point taken. I will post to the Virus Forum to "eliminate" that possibility. I like your idea that they have other programs that can check for missing/corrupt files.My reluctance:
I just have this gut feeling, that I did a stupid, when deleting whatever that program was in Revo. I used several well recommended virus checkers, & the timing of the issue arose exactly after the Revo deletion & restarting of the computer, so a Virus just didn't seem logical...but since when are viruses or malware logical?!
Your take on viruses and malware makes sense to me, it was the wording of Reimage that felt like a confirmation of no Virus...it specifically says: "Security Threats - Preliminary scan found no malicious software on your PC." I also didn't see the word "Preliminary" so again, I get your point. Thanks!
But Ztrucker, please still give your thoughts about the newly installed XP and my explanation from previous post and this one, if you would. I was thinking maybe I could somehow transfer from one XP copy to the other, (probably ludicrous or impossible since it's on the same drive and letter C:, but I'm no Tech, so wondering) If not, then I will probably just delete that copy due to the strange way it acts per my comments from previous post.
I was able to get my Chrome settings, folders, etc over to the other XP install using Google Acct Sync, but it didn't transfer the Speed Dial 2 Sites. bummer.
It's making more sense to just clean install, but I'm holding out a little longer, in case something works.
Edited by rjpfletcher, 23 January 2012 - 08:52 PM.