All XP processes duplicated

  User-9A919F67-6ADE-4BFB-8B35A0F56CB2F7D6 11:51 13 May 2006

This is a weird one.

My system has XP running on it and was fine up until a few days ago. Now it takes ages to boot up and I get lots of rundll and other errors. If I go into the task manager once everything has finished there are two, three or four of every process, and I mean every process. The system is running at 100% and it takes ages to do even the simplest task like open My Computer.

I have checked the registry and there is only one of each program being run. Msconfig looks normal. If I boot up in Safe Mode everything is normal.

This must be a virus of some sort but Norton doesn't pick anything up (takes nearly a day to run).

Apart from reloading windows is there anything else I can do. I have never heard of this happening before.

Thanks in advance

  terryf 11:55 13 May 2006

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  gudgulf 12:09 13 May 2006

Have you tried System Restore back to before the problem?

I have an up-to-date version of Norton running, and this comes back clean, eventually. I honestly don't think that I will be able to install anything else on this system. I need to work with what I've got.

System Restore won't work. It just comes up with an error window and never runs.

What can cause the system to run 2 or more of everything? I for one have never heard of this happening. Can anybody explain how it is even possible?

  gudgulf 14:23 13 May 2006

From task manager what are the processes that are using the processor most?........that might give a clue to the problem.

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