About a week before, my system was working just fine. I got my internet connection and tried to play youtube videos in Internet Explorer. But i received a message that my flash player may be out of date or my internet settings are preventing my playback.
At first i tried installing flash player. But i couldn't. I tried to download youtube videos through youtube downloader. But it said that "my internet settings are preventing me from downloading the videos".
So i googled for security settings and as per one discussion given full control settings for my account. Then after the restart, my PC has slowed down dramatically and still my IE 8 can't play youtube videos.
So i have undone everything i done to make my system faster. But nothing made it work like it was before. My PC configuration is:
Dual Core Processor
1 GB DDR 2 RAM
160 GB hard disk(with 12 GB for my windows drive and remaining all to only one drive)
Internet Explorer 8(however youtube is playing in firefox and google chrome)
Norton Security Suite
Super Anti spyware
Version of my system: Microsoft Windows XP [Version 5.1.2600]
I have ran a full system check with my updated norton and it just detected some tracking cookies and it doesn't helped the situation. I ran the online scanner by kaspersky and it also picked nothing. Not even a single suspicious file.
Same with my Super Anti spyware and windows defender.
My system would almost seem perfect until the user boot screen. When i enter my password and enter into my user profile it would take 5 to 10 mins for my taskbar and system tray to appear. It would take at least one minute, if i open my computer. But no error messages, no sign of anything wrong happening.
I have given high priority to explorer.exe in the running processes tab in task manager. Only then i could possibly work with my system. Only task manager is working perfectly and it could launch applications pretty sooner like my system before a week.
Side effects that are happening in my system:
1) Youtube not playing in Internet explorer
2) My network settings are not being detected. Even if i switch off my router, no message that local area connection is disconnected
3) I could connect to internet only through Internet Explorer. If i open a web site, i automatically get my connect to menu and i could connect to internet through that.
4) If my explorer.exe is kept as normal in task manager then i can forget even clicking start button through mouse click. It would take just only one minute for the start menu to appear
Any suggestions friends?