I'l try again
I have recently been experiencing freeze ups and slow boot ups while both online and offline (ethernet cable unplugged from router)
I originally look for help in another forum where various things were discussed with the result that I think I have excluded psu problems, but am not convinced of this, see last post here, where the full topic can also be viewed.
I am running Win XP SP2 with 1gb ram and an AMD athlon 3700+ 2.19 Ghz processor. attached by USB are two external drives and printer all with there own power supply as well as a cannon scanner which draws power through the usb port.
When the problems started I was running Kaspersky Internet Security which automatically updates virus defs and win patrol. Since then I have also installed Ad-Aware which is now running. I used to use Spyware Blaster which is still installed but not normaly used.
Over the last week I have run two full scans with Kaspersky, two with Trend Housecall, two with Ad-aware and two with Spybot S&D. None of these scns showed anything nasty, just a ew cookies.
Have also run chkdsk results of which are below
Cleaning up minor inconsistencies on the drive
Cleaning up 1497 unused index entries from index $Sll of file 0x9
Cleaning up 1497 unused index entries from index $SDH of file 0x9
Cleaning up 1497 unused security descriptors...........
CHKDSK discovered free space marked as allocated in the master file table (MFT) bitmap
CHKDSK discovered free space marked as allocated in the volume bitmap
Windows has made corrections to the file system...........
0 Kb in bad sectors
I hope I'm making sense here, any suggestions and help would be greatly appreciated.
Oh yes, in case anyone is wondering I am typing this on my wife's laptop, which incidently is connected to the same network but wirelessly, and is showing no problems at all.