Computer turns on fine
Windows XP loads and does its thing
Desktop comes up and not all of the icons display correctly: My Docs, My Computer, Outlook and IE don't show as they should
If I try to open any one of them, the cursor changes to show that its working then after about 5 seconds it goes back to normal. Nothing will open.
I have tried to open the control panel, it did eventually after about 6 minutes.
So after HOURS of messing around, trying this that and the other, I decided to cut my losses and re-install Windows XP - easy you would think WRONG!
Tried to install it, it won't run, so I decided to uninstall it first and then try again, so went to control panel (waited 6 mins) uninstalled it, rebooted............its still there!
Basically I want to know whether to give up and go and buy a new hardrive or whether this is worth persevering with?
There are only so many hours in a day before I lose the plot and throw the computer out the door...lol
Any advice would be gladly accepted