ok, ill give it a scan. does it have something to do with all the files i cleared out? right now it is running stable, but for a moment there i didnt think i would get it back up and running. there were several restarts where only my background was showing and i had to restart through task manager.

it is old and has 744 ram running xp. what scared me was the fact it was running slower than when i was infected. i thought maybe i screwed something up in windows and was going to have to reformat.