"installed a few software and removed other ...small things such as browsers and anti virus"
That sounds a bit dramatic to me.
What did you uninstall? Which browsers? if you tried to uninstall Internet Explorer that might explain some of your problems as it is closely integrated into the operating system, and things like Explorer, (the Desktop), can be affected.
Why remove the anti-virus. Which anti-virus? Do you have any other anti-virus installed?
What software did you install?
Have you tried System Restore to return your system to a date before these problems began?
Hi, recently installed a few software and removed other ...small things such as browsers and anti virus. At some point my desktop (XP-Pro) started to vanish...periodically blinks (around 1x per minute) and the cursor is lost from previous function (as typing this message). Any open folder closes and another thing ...the option to visualize the "Show Hidden files" does not work ...
I re-installed the graphic card and respective drivers but did not fix the problem.
I open the event viewer and check the periodically events and here they are:
System: The IMAPI CD-Burning COM Service service was successfully sent a start control.
anyone could help how to fix this?
Thanks in advance