I spent a few days with the malware guys checking to make sure my problem wasn't caused by a virus or spyware. The logs are all clean, so they suggested I check the Windows XP forum. Since I had already done some Windows XP maintenance before posting in the first place, I tend to think my problem is hardware related. I'm copying my previous posts from the other forum. Any thoughts? Sorry I forgot to add it's running Windows XP SP3.
I've spent several days trying to figure out why my computer is running slow and has intermittent freezing. I've followed many helps for dealing with Slow Windows XP and did a lot of housekeeping/suggested maintenance. Also found out that the reason my computer all of a sudden was noisy was that the fans were full of dust. Cleaned out the computer and followed all suggestions; quieter now but still having problem. I keep getting a disk/CD symbol next to my mouse pointer and the PitStop utility said my CPU is running at 100%. I've dumped all kinds of programs at startup and running in the background. I ran a QuickScan of SuperAntiSpyware and found 100 + Tracking cookies and a couple trojans which got deleted/quarantined. I don't think Norton picked up anything when it scanned last Friday. I have tried to boot in Safe Mode to do full scans, but won't let me. I get a screen full of multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(2) lines and then nothing else. Also, twice I got a Secondary drive 0 not found message. Kaspersky Webscan froze when I tried to run it.
Update: I was able to run the Kaspersky scan-took close to 3 hours but it came back clean. The computer seems to be working o.k. now. Am I dealing with some kind of fault having something to do with gunked up fans?
Still having "hanging" problem. I checked the computer's error logs a couple days ago and it shows recurring errors as follows relating to Atapi device:
Device\Ide\Ide Port 1\ Did not respond; not ready for access
Controller error Device\Cd Rom 0
The following were listed as Hanging applications: AcroRd32.exe, mmc.exe, helpctr.exe, Automatic Live Update Scheduler-Initialization of COM subsystem failed, spywareblaster.exe, ATF-Cleaner.exe, iexplore.exe
Yes, I'm still having the problem. The log you requested follows. The scan came out clean and I removed Viewpoint Media Player. I'm guessing I do have some sort of hardware problem then? I've noticed that if I reboot and get the Secondary Drive 0 not found error and then let it continue to boot, that the hanging problem goes away.
Edited by lchageman, 26 September 2008 - 10:43 PM.