Ran MBAM (but was not able to get updates due to an error). Quick scan produced no errors. Then ran ATF cleaner. Then started SuperAntiSpyware. I was unable to get updates for this program as well-something about my firewall blocking access. So I decided to shut down and restart in Safe Mode again (figured it was some internet connection problem). It wouldn't shut down so I had to force a shut down (button on front of machine). When I started my computer again, there was no BSOD, Windows started up fine.
I'm happy about this but still a bit concerned that there is an underlying issue. And as I am typing this I received another warning from Norton that it blocked an intrusion attempt. The attack was resulted from \DEVICE\HARDDISKVOLUME2\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\SVCHOST.EXE. Now Generic Host Process for Win32 has encountered a problem and needs to close. I just tried to reboot again and noticed that it seems to be taking a long time to shut down. In fact I had to force a shut down again. My machine restarted and Windows loaded without a problem.
It appears to be working but I'm afraid that something is rotten in the state of Denmark (or at least on my computer).
I have a Dell XPS 630 running Windows XP Professional 2002 SP3 with a RAID 1 configuration (dual 500GB HDs).
Any and all help would be appreciated. Please let me know if you need any other information about my computer. Thanks in advance.
UPDATE: My computer won't shut down on its own. I am also receiving numerous Norton warnings about blocked intrusions. I can use my computer but it's very slow and IE frequently hangs or won't start at all. I have been using Safari with some success.
Any help would be appreciated.
Edited by Mom of teen boy, 30 March 2011 - 09:45 PM.