I'm operating an XP system which has deteriorated since wednesday when I installed a new ipod onto it. Not sure whether there is a connection there or not but as soon as itunes started, an error message came up saying something about a bad image. After this, starting programs has led to error messages (though not necessarily the closure of the program) with the most common referring to a sensapi.dll. It also became impossible to switch users without logging off.
Since yesterday, having typed in the password to log on, nothing happens for about a minute. Then the background of the desktop comes up but explorer does not start, a few minutes later another error message comes up explaining that explorer.exe encountered an error and nothing else happens. I have tried running explorer.exe using task manager and the same error occurs.
I have also tried restoring the system in safe mode but this did not work and having done it and restarted it said the restore was unsuccesful. I have run Norton in safe mode with it's limited capabilities. And even on safe mode explorer seems not to work as soon as a screensaver comes on.
Any help with this (I know the errors are a bit vague) would be much appreciated. I at least want to be able to save the contents of my harddrive if possible.
(Just in case I haven't made it obvious, this is not the computer I am on ...)
Edited by microcuts, 12 February 2006 - 08:18 AM.