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Greetings - Thanks to a saint over in your malware forum, I've just succeeded in knocking out a nasty malware/adware infection. But I still have OS issues.

EVery now and then, my machine tells me that it's recovered from a serious system error, and do I want to send an error report?

Also, last night I installed a new virus scanner and (a) even though it said it was installed, it was not to be found on the Start Menu or Add/Remove New Programs; and (b) when I tried to remove the folder from the C:\Program Files, it said I didn't have the right to access it, and to make sure the disk/folder was not full/write-protected. I have the same problem with two other program folders, which I also cannot remove.

I'm assuming I should follow the instructions in the pinned file in this forum on repairing XP - is this correct?

-Benjamin
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Unless you can provide some more details on the specific errors you're getting a repair install seems reasonable, and should help.
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Thanks. As far as specific errors, the main problem is that it's restarting while running -- lately, all I run are spyware and antivirus programs, but the system is no clean. Windows tells me it's recovered from a serious system error, and it appears to run normally. Or, it just now restarted and then when it did, it told me Windows Explorer had encountered a serious error and needed to close.

Does this affect your opinion?
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