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(HJTHIS LOGGED) EXPLORER.EXE Booting and Hanging Problem


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#1 Duct Taped Goat

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Posted 08 August 2010 - 02:14 AM

Symptoms:

I boot like normal past XP Splash Screen.

Desktop and Start Menu Bar doesn't appear after at least 10 mins of time passing.

I assumed this initially to be stemming from Explorer.EXE, so I killed process tree and ran Explorer.EXE again.

Desktop and Start Menu Taskbar appears.

After 5 to 10 mins, the Start Menu Taskbar freezes, although the Desktop is still accessible.

I've ran MalwareBytes AntiMalware in safe mode, with no visible effect, at least with this situation.

This is a new installation of XP Pro VLPK (off original Licensing Disk from M$) and I am trying to keep off the internet as much as possible.

As this is a new installation of XP, there are many updates.

It is hanging at two updates, which are;

Security Update for Windows Media Player 9 for Windows XP SP3 (KB979402)
Security Update for Windows XP Service Pack 3 (KB973540)

I have a HJThis logfile attached.



I'm willing to consider all suggestions once there are a few diagnoses from people here.

Lastly, don't take this the wrong way, but I'm pretty PC savvy, so don't dumb your responses down!

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Edited by Orange Blossom, 08 August 2010 - 03:01 AM.
Move to log forum. ~ OB


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Posted 15 August 2010 - 08:13 PM

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    msconfig
    drivers32 /all
    %systemroot%\system32\*.dll /lockedfiles
    %systemroot%\system32\*.sys /90
    %systemroot%\Tasks\*.job /lockedfiles
    %systemroot%\System32\config\*.sav
    %SYSTEMDRIVE%\*.*
    %systemroot%\system32\Spool\prtprocs\w32x86\*.dll
    %systemroot%\*. /mp /s
    /md5start
    eventlog.dll
    scecli.dll
    netlogon.dll
    cngaudit.dll
    sceclt.dll
    ntelogon.dll
    logevent.dll
    iaStor.sys
    nvstor.sys
    atapi.sys
    IdeChnDr.sys
    viasraid.sys
    AGP440.sys
    vaxscsi.sys
    nvatabus.sys
    viamraid.sys
    nvata.sys
    nvgts.sys
    iastorv.sys
    ViPrt.sys
    eNetHook.dll
    ahcix86.sys
    KR10N.sys
    nvstor32
    ahcix86s.sys
    nvrd32.sys
    user32.dll
    ws2_32.dll
    /md5stop
    %systemroot%\*. /mp /s
    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\WindowsUpdate\AU
    CREATERESTOREPOINT

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#3 etavares

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Posted 21 August 2010 - 06:08 AM

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