marbles 13:57 25 May 2005

can any one help me when i try to open programs they open breifley then close straight away, if they do manage to open they crash after about 5 mins. i have formated my hard drive but it still happens. this is driving me mad. all anti virus programs do not find anything major so i do not know what to do next.even msconfig or task manager appear any more. is there a way of completley formating my hard drive and make it completly clean?
im running win xp
40gb hd
amd 2000+
500mb memory.

  Technotiger 14:24 25 May 2005

Hi, if you have your original XP cd you could try a re-install, during which, if I remember correctly, you are asked if you want to format the drive. Good luck.


  swerdna 14:35 25 May 2005

I have just been zooming round different parts of my system to see how I can resolve a problem I have and came across a software ability in XP sp2 that stops viruses using programms if they use maicious codes. I wonder if that could be your problem.
Go to Control Panel, then Performance amnd Miantenance then System. Go to Advance tab and Performance. Then settings and then Data Execution Prevention. There you can read all about DEP. Thuis may be what your problem is.
Best of Luck

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