If SAFE MODE doesn't work and you gave it a few hours to finish, then CLOSE the QUICKLAUNCH BAR and try one more time before reading the following article that applies to Defrag as well.
I ran maintenance programs on my wifes puter, last night -- Adaware, Spybot, CWShredder, scandisk, and then defrag -- and thats where I had the problem. I tried closing all the virus progams, and turning off the connection. I tried rebooting to safe mode.
The only thing I saw out of the ordinary were a couple of things like Coolweb on the CWShredder. Any ideas?
OS Name Microsoft Windows
Version 4.90.3000 Build 3000
OS Manufacturer Microsoft Corporation
System Name HPPAV
System Manufacturer 00101730 XT936
System Model 15516600051271
System Type X86-based PC
Processor AMD Athlon(tm) Processor AuthenticAMD ~982 Mhz
BIOS Version EPP revision 9.00
Windows Directory C:\WINDOWS
Locale United States
Time Zone Central Daylight Time
Total Physical Memory 239.45 MB
Available Physical Memory 248.00 KB
Total Virtual Memory 2.00 GB
Available Virtual Memory 1.62 GB
Page File Space 1.77 GB