Once I saw that I was able to at least delete some files and programs, I tried again to start the computer normally, and went into MSCONFIG and changed my startup selection to Normal Startup. However, it still didn't work correctly... once I got Windows to start, I tried opening the start menu and once again, my computer froze up. It just seems to be running so slowly that nothing functions.
I didn't recently install anything, but after running a virus scan I did notice some spyware which I promptly deleted. Also, there is this strange program in my Add/Remove programs list called Appswebservice.com Search Assistant. I figured this was unwanted and so I clicked the Change/Remove button, but nothing happened. I don't know how to get rid of that if it would even help.
So, my problems are these:
1. My computer is all of a sudden running so slowly that I cannot open the start menu, let alone any of my programs.
2. I have a strange program called Appswebservice.com Search Assistant that I cannot get rid of.
Thanks so much for any help you could provide for me!