I will try to be as brief as possible. I do not know when OR how this has started, but, my computer has been behaving strangely. My problem is, that, at every reboot/restart a couple of services (from services.msc) do not start by themselves even though I have started them before shut-down. When I restart my laptop, the services show as "Automatic" in Startup-Type yet they are not running (the status shows they are stopped). So i have to restart those services manually.
My OS: Windows XP Professional version 2002 Service Pack 3
The services which prominently shut are:
Wireless Zero Configuration
Windows Firewall/ICS (NOTE: I CANNOT START THIS SERVICE AT ALL)
PS: There maybe a couple of other services that are not started at startup but i don't know about them.