In safe mode I looked at the event viewer and the only unique event since the trouble started is to do with cdr4_xp.sys. This is something with roxio so I rid of of everything roxio, including this driver and all registry keys. The problem has not resolved. Safe mode with networking seemed to have the same problems as normal windows.
I believe the defrag crash had something to do with me disabling my wireless during defrag. The popup window stayed open.
Any help would be appreciated. I don't have an external hard drive so I'm hoping for solutions that don't require backup, but beggars can't be choosers.
Sorry for the careless English. I'm on an iPod to write this. Also iPod seems to correct defrag to defray. I missed it in title.
Edited by bentheimmigrant, 22 January 2009 - 03:21 PM.