XP weirdness

By jrmcdona
Jun 30, 2007
  1. Something happen yesterday that put me into Safe Mode.

    I was using MSN Messenger and sent a "nudge" and immediately the computer went into safe mode.

    I rebooted and hit F8, selected Normal Mode and it still looks like Safe Mode.

    When I clear all the Event View messages they are all coming back after a reboot. I have done this multiple times and the deleted messages come back.

    I created a restore point and it gets created with yesterday’s date?

    Any ideas of what kind of behavior am I seeing here?

  2. trfc4ever_aldo

    trfc4ever_aldo TS Rookie

    Sounds likes a graphics card problem check that the graphics card is seated propperly.

    Virus Check in safe mode? Sometimes if you check in normal mode they may be undetected but if you check in safe mode it someitimes finds them. Use a good a/v such as AVG or Kapersky
  3. almcneil

    almcneil TS Guru Posts: 1,277

    Sounds like virus or spyware. Are you sharing lots of files over MSN Messenger? That's a good way to get virus and spyware!!

    Use the following 3 anti-spyware utils:

    Ad-Aware 2007
    Spybot Search & Destroy
    AVG Anti-Spyware

    All are free and can be downloaded via the Internet.
  4. jrmcdona

    jrmcdona TS Rookie Topic Starter

    It is a laptop so I am not sure how to check the graphics card.

    I will try the other spyware utils. I ran the Ad-Aware earlier.

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