Hello everybody, hopefully someone here can help as this is my last port of call before a format!!!
Firstly a little background. The PC in question is my fiancee's standard HP off the shelf job with XP home. Recently it started playing up with random crashes and lenghly load periods. I did the standard spyware scan and cleaned loads of items. Ran a virus scan and cleaned out a fair few of those too.
But it appeared i could only keep the system stable enough to complete these tasks with the USB wirless adaptor unplugged, connecting it and trying to load a program just resulted in nothing happening. You could still double click an icon to load it and it would appear in the process list but with minimal memory usage (not enough to actually be running) but nothing would appear. After all the scans i tried connecting the adaptor again and this time the desktop just vanished (icons and all) i was going to try and add "explorer" as a new process but even ctrl alt delte wouldnt work.
Many thanks for taking the time to read this and sorry my first post had to be a cry for help but i am truely desperate to get it running as my fiancee needs it for work!!