Posted 14 April 2008 - 09:25 PM
I have started having a very weird problem with my new Sony Vaio (about 2 weeks old). Configuration follows:
Sony Vaio laptop, Model PCG-8112L
Intel Core 2 Duo running at 2.1 GHz (T8100)
Windows Vista with all current updates applied
I have WebRoot SpySweeper and Norton 360 installed. No warnings.
A few hours ago, my computer appeared to be frozen, but it was an odd freeze - the cursor still moved, but clicking on a window or on the taskbar did nothing. I then discovered that a few windows were actually still working, but I couldn't click on or switch to the ones that appeared frozen. I have installed no new software, haven't downloaded any porn (at least not that I know of) or anything else likely to cause a problem like this. I rebooted and encountered the exact same problem.
One additional oddity - if I start Task Manager, everything appears to go back to normal, at least for a while.
I often have a number of applications running, typically some combination of the following:
Windows Media Player
I have no idea where to start here - any comments/suggestions would be much appreciated!