I have a 3 year old Dell-XPS 400. Installed Windows XP SP3 a few weeks ago. Since that time the system started to degrade. Finally last week I had a number of BSODs all having to do with PFN_LIST_CORRUPT, MEMORY_MANAGEMENT and SPECIAL_POOL_DETECTED_MEMORY_CORRUPTION.
Over the last few days I have worked to look for the reason why the system in the normal windows boot-up does not work correctly or consistantly. The normal windows boot-up gets to certain points in the boot-up and may hang or take a really long time to get through the boot-up sequences. Every once in a while the system boots up into Windows XP. Once running, it is very slow, the internet runs slow also. It may take 3-5 minutes for a key stroke to connect/respond or a window to close once the command is executed.
I have tried to complete a system restore in safe mode and normal mode. I have gone back two months, one month and a few days. None have worked.
I have used the check disk utility, comes out clean. There does not seem to be a problem with either HDDs.
I have enough space on both HDDs, neither is using more than 30%.
The system does boot-up in "Safe Mode", "Safe Mode with Networking", and works fine (speed etc...) in that mode.
Anybody have any thoughts on what might be going on?
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