I have run Windows XP since it came out, with no problems at all. But after a system crash and a reinstall, I've had nothing but problems plaguing my computer concerning windows's performance.
My problems can be described as twofold: First, settings seem never to be saved. I can select my updates to auto update every day, but every few minutes it will go back to "turn off updates". This makes receiving updates nearly impossible. Microsoft antispyware, every time I click on it, goes back to the setup screens. However, each time I run a scan, it reports no threats. Firefox is never the default browser. My screen resolution, themes, and colors are saved however.
Second, programs-including explorer-hang at the strangest moments. In any app, like Winamp, Nero, etc, whenever I try to browse directories for a file, it hangs on trying to browse directories. (Example: I select "burn image" in nero, and my documents come up, but if I try to click on the pull-down bar for another directory, or I click on "my computer", it hangs. The same goes for any program.)
Anyone have any idea what is going on?