Sunday my PC crashed something fierce to where I had to wipe the OS and reinstall the XP.
After reinstalling, and a few programs, someone recommended AVG2013 FREE for a scanner and virus protection.
Since then, 9 times out of 10 my PC won't fully boot. It sticks on the desktop background and remains dead. The only time it seems to get to work is if I go into safe mode and then restart.
The kicker is I do have a few programs that are essential to my craft that regrettably are cracked programs but they never gave me a problem before. I ran AVG's addon's and it appears I might have a very screwed up registry but since I'm not an expert I cannot tell if something nasty is embedded in my PC or something else is wrong.
You guys have been helpful before so I figured I would run some tests with you guys, see if I have a bad rootkit I'm unaware of, or something else? Or maybe a different section would work on this, I don't know. So let me know what to do next. Thanks!