I got all the malware out just fine, but it seems that any time I press the start menu, the system will lock up, no response forever. CTRL ALT DEL does not respond, nothing responds, I let it sit over an hour and it never responded. Forces me to reset the system, boot back up, but as soon as I hit the start menu and hover over "all programs, etc...." it will lock again.
I tried a repair install, sfc /scannow, chkdsk /r /f using GUI with the hard drive attached to another computer. No result.
So I reformatted completely, installed windows again, and bam, SAME problem, even after a format. The first thing that came to mind is that it is a RAM problem.
So I ran Memtest and it found no errors, I ran a PC Doctor Hard drive test, it passed 100%.
It does the same thing in safe mode.
I have reformatted and re-installed windows 2 times now with the same issue. What could it be? It cannot be software related since I did a full format after each Windows Install!!
It is a custom build pc with an Intel P4, Abit mobo, 1GB ram, and XP Pro.
Edited by lowtek_otc, 20 February 2008 - 05:13 AM.