I just finished the malware removal guide. No infections were found and I was told to start a thread in the Software forum. malware removal link Problem Synopsis: When I boot into Normal mode in WinXP, the system stops responding (can't load programs, task manager, etc). I can only shut the system down by pressing and holding the power button. The GUI is responsive at first, but after a minute or two it stops responding. I can boot into safe mode and that was what I used to run through the malware removal guide. After finishing the guide I still get the same symptoms when booting into Normal mode. Any suggestions?