When you run Spybot, it normally creates a restore point. You might try to revert back to when the machine was working reasonably. Also obviously all aspects of safe mode, if accessible.
Hi - I installed SP2 when I had to, it worked perfectly until two days ago when I was asked to install the latest update. Since then the cmputer has been freezing (hanging) completely every few minutes. No key and no mouse. Had to restart manually each time. All the restore points were erased, including those I added manually. Tried spybot and Symantec they found something (DSO exploit) which spybot removed but it returned each time; I read somewhere that this is a spybot issue and it cannot hurt. Tried to update IE6, but the computer froze. Tried to find the latest windows update to uninstall but could not find it (only SP2 itself is now there). Moved some heavy items from the boot disk to an almost empty one, but this too did nothing to correct the issue. - To recap: I run XP pro with SP2, AMD mobo with Sempron 2400+, two hard disks with 120 giga, and 512 Mb memory. By the way - it may be related and maybe not - I cannot access the Web while ZoneAlarm is active, my ISP said to cancel it while accessing and reactivating afterwards. Is that good advice? Should I put this on a separate thread? TIA - Amos.