I've never experienced this before. 2 days ago I started noticing Chrome was not right. Every time I tried to switch between the tabs, the tab I clicked on to open would disappear. I thought it was a Chrome issue so reinstalled Chrome, same problem. I then noticed it on Firefox as well. I also then noticed icons on my desktop would not open and I couldn't access the start menu.
However when I press control/alt/delete and click Start Task Manager it resolves itself for a few minutes but then the problem is back. I don't do anything on start task manager, all i do is click into it.
A similar issue I'm also having is I can't get the "x" to work on a window to close the window and the start menu not working.
I've just tried booting in safe mode and there are still issues with windows not closing when I click on "x"
I've not made any changes to my laptop or added new software for a good few weeks.
So, today I decided to use the "instant reset" button on my Lenovo laptop to take it back to original factory settings. I backed up all my data. To my horror even when I put the laptop back to original settings the problem persists!
I must admit I did use a Windows 7 tweaking tool, but this was months back. Since being on this forum I've learned this is a not a good idea if you don't know what you're doing. However, 2 months approx have passed since I "tweaked" with no issues.
This is the tweeking software I used http://www.tweaking.com/content/page/simple_system_tweaker.html
I'm even having the same issue when I boot in safe mode. So considering there are even issues in safe mode and restoring the laptop to factory settings hasn't helped am I screwed here?
There is nothing wrong my mouse, have tested it on a different laptop
EDIT: I also noticed I can't drag documents on my desk top to new folders on my desktop
Edited by ajones2703, 13 December 2015 - 08:28 AM.