Re: Windows XP Media Center 2005 issues! Help!
Well first of all, REFORMATTING IS NOT THE ANSWER!!! If you have an up to date version of the software, it should be fine. The only thing i can say other to stop reformatting and to take these steps:
1. Backup all your data
2. Look at the software version of the antivirus, and check that with information from th manufacturer's website.
3. If that doesn't work, I would recommend doing a clean scan with your anti-virus.
4. When that is finished, try to delete the viruses, if any, with your anti-virus program.
5. Do a complete update with windows update, turn your antivirus to full protect (On if not on), and see how that works out.
Now, that we've gotten viruses out of the way, try looking into detail at your hardware. You can do this by opening the computer, and looking at the hardware, or just go in to Device Manager (My Computer, click the Device Tab, then click Device Manager).
I hope this helps you get rid of your problem.
P.S. - I recommend to switch from your current programs to Ad-Aware, Spy-Bot Search and Destroy, and AVG 8.0 (current). All of these programs are free.