Regarding my last post on win xp corrupt system files after reading the replies .I have been less inclined to blame XP. Am looking much harder at system.
Despite memory testing on a 20 burn in test as ok i removed each stick and tested each on its own guess what ,one stick returns failures on its own but put it in with the rest of the memory it returns no errors.
XP is not out of the woods yet but i hope it can be solved as a Linux beard is rather itchy