I recently "overinstalled" windows XP from my HP recovery console due to some odd problems with my start menu, and sound drivers. Since then I haven't been able to change my desktop background, folder options dont stay after I close the window, my AIM screen name doesn't stay in AIM, nor do the options have any affect. Also, nortons protected recycle bin gives me this msg every time I close it: "Unable to update registry to save column order and width information."
I also posted my hijackthis log Here.
I have run Ad-Aware, CleanUp, CWShredder, Spybot S&D, Norton Antivirus, TrendMicro's online scan, and I just can't figure it out.
If anyone has ANY idea at all on what is wrong and maybe how to fix it, I would be quite happy as I have 120 gig of files to back up if I need to reformat. Thanks alot!