Avast! does not indicate the preseance of viruses of spyware.
I am using an Emachines T3624 with XP Home SP2 and IE6.
I recently removed SP3. A/R programs and A/R Pro no longer indicate the presence of SP3, Belarc indicates that SP3 is installed and Windows Update offers SP3 for download.) I think perhaps some SP3 files may have been left behind that I cannot locate. My reason for removing SP3 was that installation of IE8 required that it first be removed though I am currently still have IE6. It seems that SP3 was published prior to IE8, I wonder what's up with that.
BTW, the system seemed to be becoming progressively unstable and it seems removing SP3 has cleared this up.
I keep getting the following error in the Event Viewer but I do not use an UPS. Power Options > UPS > Details > Select indicate "None". An error shows up weather the UPS Service is set to Disabled, Manual or Automatic. These errors do not seem to be causing problems but still, it seems that something is not right. My Google searches only result in such errors where a UPS is attached to the computer. I seem to recall something in Power Options relating to 'what to do in the event of power failure or if the computer starts running on batteries', but I no longer see anything like that in the Power Options.
Does anyone have any idea what may be causing these problems and how to fix them?
Thank you, Charlie.
Event Type: Error
Event Source: Service Control Manager
Event Category: None
Event ID: 7023
Time: 3:04:28 PM
The Uninterruptible Power Supply service terminated with the following error:
The UPS service is not configured correctly.
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