Posted 14 September 2011 - 06:42 PM
My computer (Toshiba A205 series with Vista Home Premium) has been moving reallly s l o w for the past few days. It will not respond and will periodically freeze sometimes to the point where only a hard close will get it to respond. If I leave it alone, eventually I will get a dialog box with the above message. Ctrl+Alt+Delete yields another message "Failure - Security Options".
Since google is my friend, I have tried all the possible suggestions relating to this error message with no success. I have deleted and reinstalled my Norton 360 Premier Edition, completely removed MS Essential, ran CHDSK and started a clean boot with selective start up items. The problem still exist.
At this point I don't know if I have a virus, although Norton is not picking up anything or if this is some sort of hard drive issue.
If anyone is familiar with this error message and can offer any solutions, I will be very appreciative.