After starting my office laptop it goes for freeze within 5 minutes. I was very worried what went wrong; my current laptop is cranky and that is why ordered a new one which was delivered yesterday. The new laptop is getting build by the IT Team as I write this post. But i was worried that I will lost all my data like a horror movie where every thing you do goes wrong. Any way after trying Ctrl+Del+Shift many times I just pulled the power and removed the battery with a quick prayer. Well my Outlook In-box was corrupted as a result but it was fixed post reboot and I am back in action. I saw a small pop-up about McAfee when it was frozen but could not make out what went wrong. But then I saw this news looks like I am not the only one who had this problem.
One thing for sure some how Microsoft delivered Winows-XP as robust desktop platform compared to those Win'98 and win-2k and that is a reason such small hitch are totally unexpected as a end user.