I've gone thru all the malware checks but that didn't cure the problem.
When I right click on the start button, a desktop item, or in a windows explorer window the cursor changes to a hourglass and will not complete the action. Sometimes when its stuck on the start button I can double click on "my computer" icon and a window will open and the hourglass will go away.
After rebooting the computer is a little better then if its been running for a while. But once it has hung once it will hang on all attempts. One time it coughed up an error message in a window saying "to protect your computer a program was closed" name: explorer.exe.
Any help appreciated this has been going on for several weeks.