Hey guys, sorry if this is in the wrong section of the forum but its been a while since I posted here.The problem:
most, if not all, of my startup programs freeze and die after XP SP2 boots and enters the desktop. There are no problems with the bootup sequence itself. Multiple windows appear to notify me that the programs are not responding, this includes iexplorer, and require me to forcibly shut them down. After doing so, my computer returns to normal but I have to manually restart the startup programs. History of this computer:
this computer is fairly new (built in December last year) and I've only started experiencing this problem a few days ago. Running antivirus programs (Spyware Doctor with Antivirus) revealed no infections and checking the list of startup programs reveal no abnormalities. Regardless, here's a list of my startup programs incase I missed anything:
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I've tried using restore points but all it does is ensure a perfect bootup and then the problem re-instates itself on the next bootup. Registry defrags and disk defrags do no good and virus/spyware/malware scans reveal nothing.
I was not sure if I needed to post a HijackThis log file but will do so if requested
Any help would be appreciated, thanks