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random opening and flashing menus on screen !!

by ncsincs / March 28, 2004 6:42 PM PST

Can somebody please help!! I recently did a clean sweep and removed 98 and installed xp professional and norton internet security 2004 and other basics such as spybot, adware 6, window washer, e-mule etc.
When i first re-started it i was prompted for all the winwows and norton updates and for the first few weeks it was fantastic, fast and no probs.
however just recently and for no reason i get the start menu and random menus popping up and flashing for a minute or so and my cursor is flys round.!!!! the computer has gone well slow now too and the cpu isn't that high. Before the probs started i could have loads of programs open like outlook express, explore and e-mule was downloading at 40 kbs per second to and no probs.
Have mentioned to some people and have done the obvious like de-frag etc and stuff.
Although the computer is oldish ie amd athlon 700 mhz it has been upgraded to 256 ram added a 80 gb hard drive it was running well until lately
Some people have mentioned something about a bad patch (kb 810217), possible virus,
Can anyone please help me
ps i also get the message similar to this occasionally
the instruction at "0x77580db" referenced memory at "0x00000067" the memory could not be written....

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