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Apps not starting properly, sys. recov. doesn't work, can't shut down properly, etc..

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by ieatyouz, Nov 24, 2008.

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  1. ieatyouz

    ieatyouz Thread Starter

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    I have no idea what my sister and her friends were doing on the comp for a couple of days that i decided not to use it, but now:

    - a few programs take forever to load or don't load at all, but they do show up under the processes tab in the task manager
    - after pressing Ctrl Alt Del, the task manager icon appears in the system tray, but the thing only shows up a minute later
    - my system recovery is "not able to protect my computer," and restarting does nothing
    - actually, when restarting or shutting down Windows, it stops at where it only shows my desktop background and cursor [which is still able to move] and nothing else after that, so i have to hold the power button and force it to shut off
    - when I right click the desktop and click on "Properties..." [or something similar to this action] it doesn't show up at all, and whenever I try to open any application after that, they don't even load at all either

    Things i've tried to get rid of these problems:
    - Virus scan with avast!, a couple viruses found and fixed, but nothing changed.
    - disk clean up, nothing changed
    - registry clean, nothing changed
    - CURRENTLY defragging my C drive, hope something changes..

    Anyone know what the heck's going on!?
    Anyone got any suggestions on what to do next?
    Anything helps and would be greatly appreciated!
     
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    ieatyouz Thread Starter

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    no replies yet? :(

    anyway, just stopped by to say that when shutting down, it takes forever to get to the "Saving your settings..." screen, and that's where I decided that it stops and nothing else after that.
    Defragged my C drive, still no results besides the computer feeling a bit smoother-running o_o
     
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