So...the beeping started last night after I used a piece of dodgy software--lesson learned. The beeping was happening pretty frequently, and using event viewer and process monitor, I was able to find out what that noise was, but not necessarily exactly what was causing it, since there's no visible error message at all.
Then my mouse stopped working. The trackpad works just fine, but no mouse at all. The mouse is fine and works on the other laptop. I now also have AdChoice ads all over any page in Chrome, despite AdBlock--which is what first tipped me off to something weird, since I never see ads.
I've run all the run of the mill anti-virus and removal tools, SearchScope was found and removed, but probably not entirely. Then I recovered to a backup several days old to no avail--still no mouse, the beeping is still there, and the ads are still there.
Event logs said 7001 and 7036 errors were happening. So a Service Control Manager issue? I have no clue what that is.
Here's the basic system info, all the logs I generated are attached:
Operating System Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium
Central Processor Intel® Core i5-2430M CPU @ 2.40GHz
Video Adapter Intel® HD Graphics 3000
Video Memory 0 Byte
Screen Resolution 1366 x 768
Total Memory 7.95 GB
Free Memory 3.58 GB
Total Hard disk 698.43 GB
Free Hard disk 430.79 GB
Mouse Synaptics PS/2 Port TouchPad
Keyboard Standard PS/2 Keyboard
Computer Name XENO
OS Name Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium
OS Version 6.1.7601
Service Pack 1.0
Product ID 00359-OEM-8992687-00010
System Up Time 10/15/2014 1:56:46 PM
Internet Explorer Version 9.0.8112.16421
Microsoft DirectX Version DirectX 11
OpenGL Version 6.1.7600.16385 (win7_rtm.090713-1255)
Maximum Size 2048 MB
Current Size 185 MB
CPU Name Intel® Core i5-2430M CPU @ 2.40GHz
Code Name N/A
Current Clock Speed 2401 Mhz
Max Clock Speed 2401 Mhz
External Clock 1333 Mhz
Serial Number BFEBFBFF000206A7
CPU ID Intel64 Family 6 Model 42 Stepping 7
Socket Designation CPU1
L1 Cache 32 KB
L1 Cache 32 KB
L2 Cache 256 KB
L3 Cache 3072 KB
If any more technical info is needed, no problem. And if it's easier if the logs are pasted in, instead of attached--no problem.
Thanks for your time and help!
Edited by hamluis, 16 October 2014 - 10:18 AM.