xp home sp2 - hangs on selection screen so no way of selecting safemode - pressing escape and windows opens as normal - tried msconfig diagnostics - but computer very slow and windows explore didn't work (ie not responding)-
i'd downloaded new microsoft Windows 'Malicious Software Removal Tool' which runs ok on other machines but hangs on this pc - so tried to get into safemode to run it - with no luck - and under diagnostics mode it hangs at same place (have re downloaded tool but that also hangs in same place) spybot - avg - & antispyware find nothing amiss any ides.
rawprawn - "strange expression, bruce" yep SFC with xp disc in which it kept asking throughout the run for 'retry' and then finished without a 'by your leave' and without letting me see the results - sounds like somethings already got the computer in its grasp an is denying the attempts too get rid of it ? repair option still to try !! ;)
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