I am running XP on a Dell laptop and just recently it has stopped responding to any requests i make. I cant open files/folders, run applications or anything. I am able to boot into windows without any problems, nothing else seems to amiss but when i try to click on something i get an hour glass for a few seconds afterwhich it dissapears and no further results occur.
I have booted into safe mode where the computer seems to repond as normal, i performed a system restore but on reboot still same problem.
I have not made any software or hardware changes to this laptop so i dont know whats triggered this behaviour.
I have also tried last known good config but same result.