When first started the system is fine, everything accesable and working. After about 20 min things are different. Opening "My Computer" freezes the system. Trying to type an address in the address bar of IE freezes the system. Also the ususal shutdown problems of Win98 SE. It won't.
There is an unresponsive CDRW drive. The system sees it, but it won't read any disks. I don't think this is causing the issue, but maybe it is.
The issue can sometimes be worked aroud with the "close-program" dialog box. Sometimes. Mostly this just brings up the beloved "blue-screen".
If one know's what NOT to do, the system is still useable. However, it's not right and I wan't to fix it! Oh, here's more info:
Ad-Aware= came up clean
SpyBot = came up clean. However, trying to update it gave a "bad-checksum"
Panda Active Scan = came up clean
AVG Anti Virus = No virus found. However, there was an error reading the boot sector of C: drive. Also
C:\windows\system\user32.dll & shell32.dll show "changed"?
I've also defragged the system, done the Windows update, done the registry check/fix under system tools, and I cleaned house in Add/Remove progs. Not necessarily in that order. Doesn't seem t be running hot either. Soon as you reboot the system it's fine....for about 20 min.
Any thoughts? I'm up for suggestions! If I need to create some scan logs for ya please let me know. I'm more than willing at this point! I'm begging!!!