Did the Recovery Console (already had it as boot option) bit OK but the PC appears less stable... BlueSOD a greater % of times etc.
OTL failed to comeplete... tried a couple of time (once in safe mode to maximise stabillity) but always stopped responding at
Points that may be relevent when you consider above...
My PC was obsessed with installing KB977165 - attempetd numerous times when the problem first started (at the time I was not aware of the problem).
I had already tried the KBUninstallKB977165 as the 'fix' instructed on the MSKB site.
I appear to have a KB977165a ?? which I also did the Uninstall on at the same time as KBUninstallKB977165 above.
This time KBUninstallKB977165 reported 'file not found' 3 or more times and then same number of '1 file copied'.
I installed (upgraded) to IE8 after the problem was clear (and before contacting you guys) to try and improve protection? more desperation than anything else!
Apprieciate you persistence, it is driving me slowly crazy and way beyond me