You are very welcome and have absolutely nothing to be sorry for. I am quite aware that both the name and the pic of the car lead people to assume I am male and I rarely clear that up. In fact, I don't think I have ever stated on this site before that I am female, not sure what got into me earlier to make me state that I am not a male, lol. People always think anyone who is into cars, especially muscle cars, are male, I guess it is natural that they do, but there are many females into them too. The pic I have with my name on this site is identical to my car and I love it, so that is the pic I wanted to use. I have driven Mustangs for over 20 years so it was just natural for me to become Stang online. Did not even think about that making others think I was male until after I had used it for a while but since I really don't care that it does, I have kept it. I am in the process of trying to (cough, cough) sell that Mustang now (I do not know how one can sell such a car) and even though I won't have a Mustang any more, I am keeping the name, it has just become me.
Anywho, back to your problems, it does sound quite complicated to fix your problem and I am wondering if it might not be easier to either add more ram, which would help you a lot anyway as 256 meg really is not enough to properly run XP, or remove SP3 (yes, I know, people insist it is needed, yet I feel perfectly safe not having it) especially if the bulk of your problems started after installing it. You have a pretty good size processor so I think that is probably compensating a bit for your lack of ram, but getting more ram would be a really good thing to do and it is quite cheap. Check out the thread about adding ram, it will give you a good idea about how much to get and how cheap it is and even how to install it, here is the link to it....http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/228107/virtual-memory/
Edited by Stang777, 21 May 2009 - 11:42 PM.