For the backstory, read here: http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/501533/windows-7-installation-plagued-with-problems-the-entire-time/
I'm not sure if the full backstory is so necessary now as the main problem seems to be that Windows Explorer is wonky as all get out.
The login screen appears, I type in the password and there I am on the desktop, looking pristine and clean.
I move the mouse over the taskbar and the loading wheel is spinning. It spins and spins for minutes, finally I'm able to click the start button and everything flys up, but as soon as I select something as simple as Solitaire for example, the computer hangs, I'm still able to move the cursor but minutes go by, the screen goes black, the splash screen for windows appears and says "Please wait...." I wait. The screen goes black again, then the splash screen returns with, "Please wait...." Then black screen again and finally, I'm back at the login screen for some reason.
Other details: I was able to successfully install MalwareBytesPRO onto the computer, I ran a scan and it stalled at 40 seconds and the computer crashed, no BSOD involved. Once, when logging in to the desktop I got this message and I know it's MalwareBytes related because of it's filename. "mbamgui.exe application error. The application was unable to start correctly
Edited by hamluis, 19 July 2013 - 02:19 PM.
Moved from Win 7 to Am I Infected - Hamlus.