I'm using win 2000, fully updated.
The my computer icon was the first to be affected. When I click on it, my sys freezes. The problem has since migrated to other icons, as well as the control panel shortcut on the start menu. In addition, my HD continues to run long after booting is complete.
All the reading I have been doing pionts to a reg problem. I have run many reg fixes, as well as numerous virus/spyware scans. Nothing helps.
Foolishly, I did not make backups.
Any help, ideas, advice would be appreciated. As a newbe, a am ready to just reformat rather than spend very much more time on this, I already have about 10 days of researc and scanning into this.