Sorry if I am not posting this under the right subforum. I am experiencing an issue with my computer that has been occurring since I upgraded to Windows 10. At startup, I can launch any program fine. However, after about 30 minutes or so of inactivity (I've never actually timed it), I loose the ability to launch programs. I double click on an application, Chrome, Edge, Steam, File Folders, anything, and it just doesn't seem to register. I can bring up the Start Menu screen, but launching from there as opposed to the task bar or desk top gets me the same result. I get the circle icon for a second as if it is thinking, but it never launches. I cannot even launch Task Manager without hitting Ctrl+Alt+Del and launching it that way. When I do, the programs I attempt to open do not appear in the list. My only recourse is to reboot the computer and then it works fine again.
Not sure if it's helpful, but here's my computer's system info:
Alienware 17 R1
Windows 10 Pro
Processor: Intel Core i7-4710MQ CPU @ 2.50GHz 2.50GHz
Installed Memory (RAM): 16.0 GB
System Type: 64-bit Operating System, x64-based processor
Pen and Touch: No Pen or Touch Input is available for this Display
Any help with this issue is greatly appreciated.