Perhaps its unrelated, but my video software started fouling up at the exact same time. My problem there is that my monitor blacks out for a second or two at a time just with a click of the mouse e.g. if I want to move the scroll bar or click on the software's toolbar or open a right click menu. It just blacks out and comes back like eyes blinking. The playback slows and sometimes freezes completely. This happens with all my vid playing software and when I play DVDs.
The HD my OS is on, is on its way out so I transferred all vid files from it to a different drive thinking that the files would stop crashing if I moved it from the problem drive and it worked totally. Those crashes were entirely different from these symptoms. I was careful to move all vid playing software to a different drive for the same reason and even re installed completely. I don't know if this is relevant info or not, but thought it might be. I think its a coincidence and I just DL something infected. If I could just system restore like times past I'd be fine but I think this 'bug' if thats what it is, is sophisticated enough to nullify that possibility.
Ughhhhhh!!!! Thanks in advance for all help and suggestions.
I get no error messages of any kind. I have Windows XP Home edition.
I opened System Restore but it won't let me pick the date I want to go back to; it seems the only option is the current day, which would do me no good.
I have run some free virus scans but that has done nothing.
I have a ComboFix log which I have read is of no value to this site. I also have a Hijack This! log.
Edited by seabiscuit, 11 December 2010 - 12:14 AM.