I am running WinXP Pro SP2. Yesterday my computer froze after startup - I rebooted and all was fine. Now this morning it happens 100% (I rebooted about 10 times and freeze everytime lol xD)
After windows login sound it freezes within the first minute. Can't move mouse/can't ctrl+alt+del, or turn nums lock on/off.
***I found a work around in order to run the PC (other than SafeMode). After windows login, if I use task manager to kill explorer quickly, the computer runs fine, and I can open tasks with task manager (including explorer.exe) and use my computer as normal again... but lol, I would rather not have to do that every time I start my PC.
Any idea what is causing this ? I have no idea so I don't know where to start on fixing it. Is it a virus or a software/hardware issue possibly?
I ran a virus scan and it came back empty. System restore is not an option (eep). Clueless.