Posted 15 February 2012 - 07:56 PM
My AMD based computer running Windows XP Home Edition has gotten very slow to the point where it locks up. Nothing showed up in an AVG 2012 virus scan nor a Malwarebytes scan so I did a SAFE MODE virus scan with AVG 2012, and a malware scan with Malwarebytes. Nothing found. When I did a Malwarebytes quick scan in normal mode it went beyond 12 minutes cycling through temporary folders. This was just after running a CCleaner sweep. Normal is 6 minutes for that quick scan. I had been getting Out Of Memory At Line: 1 messages. When I am on the internet on a page I hear the computer clicking as if programs were opening or closing.
I did the disk cleanup, chkdsk and defrag to no avail. Finally, I found a ERUNT backup form last year and did the ERUNT.exe to reinstall the registry. Now the Start button is inactive and I can't find System Restore.