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I did do a WIndows XP repair install and it looked like it was going to work for about a day. Remember, the machine can run fine for hours without a problem. During this time, all applications run fine. Even after the problem appears, all running application continue to run just fine. I just cannot launch any new ones (or launch shutdown).
From the processor monitor, each attempt to launch creates a new task with an ID. Multiple attempts create multiple tasks. Attempts to restart takes it away briefly and then it comes back, still without a window.
I am running a lot of unrelated programs and they all run fine if launched, so I am not anxious to reinstall them.
I will try chkdsk /f.