Posted 29 March 2009 - 06:25 AM
This PC is a Dell XPS 730, dual nVidia 9800gt, no active RAID, Soundblaster XFi card, 4GB. Recently I have had some issues with the PC including:
CD autorun not working - fixed by stopping the PowerDVD startup.
VERY slow bootup (15 minutes) - fixed by uninstalling Zonealarm (on two XP machines)
And now I get an NVIDIA RAID SERVICE error when the PC starts even though I'm not using any RAID. I have read that this service can be disabled through msconfig but have not done so yet.
The real problem is that when the PC fully boots I am unable to run any programs including the Windows Task Manager. Sometime I can quickly start an application if I do it before the PC is fully booted and before I get the NVIDIA RAID error but I'm not sure they're connected. I have the Task Manager running now. I can do things like open windows explorer though. If I attempt to run anything it seems to begin the startup process but never starts and quickly disappears from the task manager.