Posted 19 January 2007 - 10:24 PM
I decided to try to free up some space on my computer so i went through the usual... deleting unwanted programs, disc cleanup, defrag... when i came back in the defrag was taking too long so i cancelled it deciding i would finish it later (i never heard cancelling a defrag early would cause problems). i also let the annoying "windows has a critical update it would like to install" install in my computer (usually i ignore them)
i came back to my computer later to listen to some mp3s. i use MusicMatch jukebox as my default. clicking on the icon a few times didnt open the program and neither did clicking on an mp3 file. i tried to open windows media player, which opened, but a few seconds later was "not responding". my msn will start to go through the motions of signing in, but then will also go to "not responding". my internet explorer works but only sometimes... and then my windows explorer didnt want to work all the time. i restarted in safe mode to pull a few important things off the computer before it got worse and then restarted again. norton anti virus started having problems with the internet worm software.
so i tried system restore... but almost every restore point will not work. It goes through the motions, restarts, and then states that it was unable to restore to that point. in the last month i only found two that would complete, Jan 1st and the last restore point immediately before the problems (labled as the windows update install)
anyone ever experience anything like this before or have any idea what it could be? id like to see if its an easy fix before i shell out money for someone to do nothing to my computer but erase all my stuff...