Yesterday was fairly frustrating with the pc (running XP) freezing at about 2 hour intervals ( no obvious consistent reason).
On rebooting, a screen report "..system32\ntosknl.exe missing or corrupt" appeared, but no action was taken. The pc then properly rebooted. Today no problems ...yet. Is there something nasty in the woodshed ?
We have done full system scans with NAV 2004 which produced no results. By the way, for anyone who thinks I've just updated my os, I'm looking after the grandchildren, and it's the son-in-law and daughter's pc that I am on at the moment which is having the problem, so I am trying to sort out the problem before they return tomorrow.
I'll leave the link for daughter to decide tomorrow, as I don't feel that I have the right to download anything without her consent. Thanks again, as I have some vague memory that there was a friday 13th malware that was mainly a nuisance rather than malicious, only appearing at the appropriate date. Hence today we appear to have no problems, but something may be lurking in the woodwork.
FE Hi FE, thanks for the info, but I "spoke"too soon. In the middle of typing this reply, the pc crashed. Re-booted, it promptly froze. On re-starting the second time, I chose the "use last known good config" or something like that, and it gave me a blue screen with an error report "... Ntfs.sys Page fault in non-paged area....." As this was the first time it had apeared, I rebooted with the "normal start up" and all so far is well (has any one got an emoticon for crossed figers?). Stalion Thanks. I'll remember that when I'm safely back on my own keyboard etc!