My computer is a HP Probook 4710s running windows xp professional w/ SP3
When I started it up it was very slow, did not make the chiming welcome sound and none of the icons or taskbar came up.
I hit ctrl+alt+del and explorer.exe was there but clearly not doing anything. Only 21 total processes were running. I rebooted in safemode and all of my icons appeared. I tried a system restore but it did not work. I can reboot in safemode with networking but the following error message appears. "Runtime Error! Program c:\ProgramFiles\Hewlett-Packard\IAM\Bin\AsGHost.exe This application has requested to terminate in an unusual way. Please contact the applications support team for further infomation." I had contacted microsoft's tech support who thought the problem might be a corrupted user profile, so we attempted to create a new one and copy the files over to it, but the copy never worked and would fail part way through saying, "cannot access files" and then stop. So those profiles were deleted and now I'm back to not being able to boot up with just the plain old default ADMIN user. I don't want to shut down my computer since I'm worried if I do, it will stop booting up in safe mode too. It's done that before, it cycles through all the files and then hangs up for about 3 minutes and automatically reboots. Any suggestions?