Posted 12 February 2009 - 08:28 PM
I am not sure how to explain this, but I will do my best: computer boots fine, and everything comes up as usual. However, when I click an icon, say for internet explorer, it will open about 65 IE windows. It will keep trying to open more windows until I break the internet connection. It takes a while, but I am able to clear all those windows out. If I try to click another icon, it will open/close rapidly but I can close it out. If I click on the "start" menu to turn off the computer, it will open/close rapidly and go into sleep mode. Ctrl+Alt+delete does not bring up the task menu thing (forgot what it is called).
If I am patient, it will stop and I am able to get onto the internet or any other application. The cycle is repeated if I turn the computer off and back on later.
I have no idea where to start. Thinking it was simply the mouse, I went out and purchased another - no change. Thinking it could be a virus, I scanned with Windows Onecare - no change.
That about sums it all up. Any suggestions?