Hello again everyone!
My computer has been crazy lately; long startups of 10min or more before windows screen, long shut downs that stall on the shutdown screen, and constant freezing of the mouse pointer in windows.
I have ran several malware scans (ad-aware, spybot, norton, and avg) and everything is clean. I even have a clean HJT log. I've tried reinstalling drivers, clean disk, defraging, etc. with no real help. I have everything important backed up (I am a college student and use it for internet and word processing) and I want to do a windows re-install (repair) to see if that helps. I've done it once before on Windows 95 many years ago and it helped (different system then
When I insert the XP OS disk and chose Install Windows, I keep getting an error message that says: "Windows Setup: The option to upgrade will not be available at this time because Setup was unable to load the file D:\i386\WNNTUPG\NETUPGD.DLL. System cannot find the file specified." After that message, it prompts me to chose what type of install to do from a drop-down menu and 'New Install" is the only option. I remember there being more options last time. I have not proceeded any further for fear of ruining my life-line for college!
I don't remember this happening last time I did it, but that's understandable, and I don't want to blow something up! Is there something that I'm doing wrong with the repair? I've looked online at various guides for this, but the error message freaks me out too much to try something on my own. Also, I didn't find a tutorial over this procedure, but I could have missed it (midterms will do that to you). Any suggestions are welcome. Thank you in advance...