Posted 09 October 2008 - 12:23 AM
Thanks for the immediate feedback!
Yeah, I was thinking that if I did "start from scratch" I would limit the new programs that I install to only the ones that I really need. I have a backup laptop that is now being used as my primary laptop because it runs SO much better and it has all the programs that I would be installing on my other laptop (besides Adobe Photoshop). I am sure that it is a virus issue or some other Malware thing. I just downloaded and I am in the process of reading the TweakGuide for XP that I found a link to on this forum. So far it looks pretty good.
I also use Avast antivirus but when I ran a check the other day there were a bunch of files that Avast said that it could not access because, it said that, the files were password protected. Does this sound right to you or have you ever had this experience?