Malware can do many different things to affect your computer.
And, you can spend a whole lot of time trying to fix it.
Because the malware doesn't do this in ways that are expected, it's very difficult to locate and fix some of the problems.
We'll continue to try and fix it if you'd like - or we can work on a repair install (less likely to fix the problem) or a clean install (most likely to fix the problem).
But, the clean install will wipe everything out on your system and will return it to the state it was when it first left the factory.
Also, there could be an associated hardware problem that's causing this, so let's start with checking that stuff before you decide on what path to take.
The first thing to do is to check the Processes tab of Task Manager to see if anything is using excessive CPU cycles or Memory (RAM).
Next is to check your Event Viewer...Windows logs...and check the System log file and the Application log file for errors.
Next is to perform a diagnostic of your hard drive using a test from the manufacturer of your hard drive (some of the more common one's are listed here: http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/28744/hard-drive-installation-and-diagnostic-tools/
Finally, perform a Windows memory diagnostic using the tools built into Vista: http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/tutorials/using-vista-windows-memory-diagnostics-tool/
Post back with the results of all that stuff and we'll see what we can suggest from there.
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