I tried to open My Computer, and received a Not Responding response. Hm. Tried to copy files to my D drive when I wanted to burn a disk, and the same thing... Not Responding. I click OK each time, and all desktop icons, and task bar disappear then blink on bit, by bit, after waiting another min and a half for them to all fully load back on... each time.
Since then, Booting up, and reaching my desktop seems to take forever!
I turn on the computer: 30 sec. to reach the first VGA screen.
VGA screen, then goes to black for a good 2 minutes before I get to the Welcome screen; sits at Welcome screen for about a min.
From the Welcome screen: 1 1/2 mins. to the background of the desktop, then another minute and a half before the icons finally appear.
Tried to boot into safe mode, using F8. Tried twice, both times going to Whistler, then a page of command lines(s) then nothing. Finally, ( Firefox, and IE work fine although very slow to open) after googling to find a fix for it I learned to enter safe mode through BOOT.INI
Once I got to Safe Mode (finally) I ran:
Avast: (Thorough scan including archived files = 5+ hrs!) found, and deleted (could not move to Chest) 2 viruses, one of them a Trojan; the other I can't remember.
Re-booted to normal, still the snags I mentioned above occurred. Once to Desktop (finally), I ran:
AdAware: 42 issues, and deleted all.
Spybot S&D: found 24, one of which was a trojan, then various PUP's, all supposedly fixed.
Scandisk: Scheduled for/at start up.... if it found errors I wouldn't know because the result page just flashed on/off before sludging on to the Welcome screen.
My tower, inside and out, is clean, and well ventilated to stay cool.
When googling, in an attempt to find a fix, I consistently ran into "Repair Windows Explorer from your XP OS disk" ... Unfortunately, I don't have one.
I do have Hijack This to generate a log if needed for me to run one to post, if needed.
I'm exhausted trying on my own for this entire weekend so far, and getting no where, and unfortunately am not in a position to afford to take it to a computer repair shop, or replace this system.
Thank you so much, in advance, for your time and effort, in trying to helping me to resolve this issue!
EDIT: I also ran: "Scan for, and repair, bad sectors"; and, tossed old programs. Ran CCleaner, and fixed all issues found. None of which made a difference.
Edited by RosieMe, 09 August 2009 - 03:06 PM.