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.
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?