Posted 07 September 2011 - 08:49 AM
I am using Window 7 and am encountering the following problems out of the blue:
1) Slower start-up of my laptop this afternoon - Unsure if it is linked to my automatic windows updates this morning
2) Desktop icons/ folders cannot be accessed despite clicking on them many times - Can only access the folders via My Computer --> Select desktop from the right hand column --> Select icons/ folders displayed. Restarted my laptop a few times and the icons/ folders on the desktop become accessible again (This problem was encountered about 2 weeks ago but became normal subsequently. The problem came back again today)
3) Unable to close programs which have been opened/ unable to access the opened programs from the taskbar - This has been taking place on and off today for the first time, keep having to wait a few minutes before the opened programs can work, but shortly after will be unable to access them again. Can only access the programs via Alt + Tab.
Currently, my laptop is able to work fine again. I have checked my laptop using Housecall, Hijackthis and malwarebytes - There was no threats detected. However, as this is my company's laptop with some sensitive data, I will not be able to upload the logs of these tests ran.
Really hope that someone can let me know what is the cause behind these problems as I am not sure when they will come back again. Thanks a lot!