Recently I had some problems and received assistance in another subforum with removing an infection (here if curious). That is solved, however there still remain a couple of other issues on my desktop PC.
Dell Dimension 4500
Windows XP Home SP 3
- Slower boot (time between Dell splash screen and Windows loading screen now ~15-20 seconds vs. ~5 seconds before)
- System restore doesn't load, tells me I need to restart my PC
- Selecting "Turn off computer" from Start Menu freezes explorer (I have to use Task Manager to close/reload explorer.exe, then select Shut Down/Standby/Restart from Task Manager menu)
- By using above method I can enter Standby, but Shutting Down or Restarting causes system to freeze at blue "Windows is shutting down..." screen; I must press power button on PC
I have read some of the pinned threads regarding various diagnostic tools but feel a guided approach would be better. Also, I do not have an XP recovery disc but understand one can be made. However, I hope to avoid making drastic changes to the system or having to reinstall XP.
Thank you for reading.
Edited by inm8num2, 13 January 2011 - 04:25 PM.