I have worrying problem. Whenever I power on my machine, a light blue screen appears before loading windows. It then requests scan disk within a specified period but also requests that I press any key to load without scan disk.
My other machines on the network behaved this way sometimes ago and allover a sudden the network was so slow. I called some technical experts who claimed it was a virus. True I found funny files by the name adware.gator (3 of them) which I could not delete. I formatted all the systems since internet sharing through one machine was impossible.
What's causing the blue screen? Thats where I began the other time. I believe its not a virus because I have updated norton 2003. Are the system files corrupted by any chance? How can I help this? Will I have to reload and reformat winxp?