- Downloaded and installed the newest drivers for my video card
- removed, cleaned the video card, and reseated it
- cleaned the rest of the computer case and parts from dust and dirt
Can somebody please help me because this problem has me stumped. I am very familiar with building and repairing computers but do not know what could be the problem. Another detail that might help is to read the problem I wrote about in this thread link
BleepingComputer thread I wrote about taskbar/rebooting issue
as I still have the same problem and just learned to live with it. I believe I have a partially corrupted Explorer.EXE and have not done a clean install of XP as I am not looking forward to re-installing all apps and programs I have.
If the two problems I have written about in this thread are needing me to re-install XP, can somebody point me to a tutorial that will show me how to in the most efficient manner? Is there a way to re-install and not have to re-install all your apps and programs? Maybe make an image of the "Programs" folder, "My Documents" folder, etc., re-install OS, then copy the image back of those folders after the clean install of the OS? I just don't want to lose the stuff I have already on the HD or look for CD's of apps/programs I might not be able to find.
Thank you in advance for reading and offering any help.