im gettin the problem in that link. sometimes the pc will turn on and it will just act perfect, then other times it displays alot of strange symptoms
1. when it starts up and shows the login screen, the mouse moves all jerky and slow instead of smooth, and when i log in the sound clip will be really choppy
2. sometimes when having websites open, aim open, playing an mp3, and browsing threw folders fast, everything will be f*cked up. when trying to open programs they wont open for like 10 minutes and i forget about them, when trying to look at my C drive or some other specefic folder, it wont let me navigate to it! it will just show the flashlight looking arround and then kind of freeze up like that, while another window thats open and responsive sometimes can work fine. and basically when this happens, the comp goes to a halt and i can't do anything! and i will have to force restart it, or rarely it will restart itself
3. when the comp isnt acting right, a common symptom is that the icons on the desktop will disappear and the whole desktop will refresh after like a second or two.
when i got this prob in the past i would just reinstall win xp and it would run clean and squeeky, but iv had it setup like this for a few monthes now and its JUST the way i want it, and i cant do anything drastic like that. (or maybe i can somehow reinstall win xp without any of my settings or other stuff looking any different, if so let me know)
the probelm isnt related to fragmentation, since its defragmented every so often, and the problem doesnt change afterwards.
i also have norton systemworks 2004, and from my experience with macs norton systemworks is the shit! it does everything and fixes it all like nothing else can. when i want to do the disk doctor thing that runs all the checks and fixes files and stuff, it says that windows has taken control over it and it cant run the check if windows is on or something, so i can never fix the drive that way, which would fix it perfect if its anything like the mac version.
anyways, if you think you can help with any of these problems, dont hesitate to post! i feal confident in saying that i think all these problems and symptoms are caused by the same problem, and are all related
thanks for reading, and any help that I recieve!