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Hi,

XP suddenly didn't see my ATI 4850 drivers on a cold start, XP reverted to 16 colour 4bit, I re-loaded the ATI drivers. MacAfee was also damaged (icon on the Task Bar but it failed to run) but re-installing has resolved this. MacAfee found Spyarcade (removed) and AMB found PUM Disabled Security but this may well be MacAfee turning them off in favour of itself. So after, it either booted -

(1)Ok

(2)Correct resolution but didn't see my ATI card and my Asus temp and fan monitor program loads but with two displays

(3)It ran 16 colours 4bit again.

MacAfee continued to load and run ok though now.

In addition to MacAfee (Internet Security) I also use Malwarebytes (of course) and Spybot - neither run in resident memory.

Despite not having had any modifications or updates (hard or soft) to my system in recent days, I accepted advice (from AMB) to try updating my ATI drivers - 75% into the update I got a failure message and so had to abort the update.

BUT, since then all has apparently worked well, which I don't understand. I've done several warm and cold boots over the last few days and it seems stable.

However, I'm here because asking for advice because I'm fearful that this may have been, or still is, a sneaky "under the radar" attack. On the general forum I've found someone else with exactly the same problem - help please - but be gentle with me folks, I've a reasonable working knowledge of PCs but I'm not a techy!! Many thanks

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