Hi, I finally got my Windows XP Pro machine running again. I ran Panda Antivirus/antispy, AVG antivirus, Spybot SD, Adware 2007, Spyware Doctor & VundoFix. I got back my taskbar and desktop. And explorer (dir/files...) is working. Please check this HiJackThis log and startup logger to see if I have any hidden Trojans, viruses, or such. I am noticing a problem with DEP as follows: Every time I switch on my computer I get an annoying "Data Execution Prevention" message which says: "To help protect your computer, Windows has closed this program. Name: Generic Host Process for Win32 Service Publisher: Microsoft Corporation" Sometimes not all my startup programs actually start up. Thanks. View attachment 19296 View attachment 19297 Some other symptoms I noticed are slow startup (>5 minutes), and very slow shutdown (> 5 minutes). Edited by Moderator: No need for a double post if there are no replies between your current post and the last post, unless bumping the thread. In that case, please wait at least 24 hours before doing so. Otherwise, simply use the "Edit post" button instead. I still think there is something on the machine but I don't know what. 6/22/2007 - The only reason I used the 'outdated' HJT program is because it said v2 was beta. I will work on this over the weekend.