This happens when I startup my computer and sometimes stops by itself, but more often than not, it doesn't stop and I just have to work around it. This problem can cause password problems by not allowing me to type them in before deleting all but the last character, I cannot use drop down menus, and if a program is in small window mode(not maximized), the edges will flash like a strobe light.
(It was suggested in the other forum I posted in to post here as well)
I tried the clean boot suggestion, and now the task manager is starting up in a 100% disk usage when before it was starting at around 15%. Also, the program that is causing the flashing pointer/window edges/no drop down menus is a HP program; my laptop is a HP, and there are 5 programs in the uninstall list that are HP programs, as I do not want to uninstall the wrong one, I have chosen to just leave it disabled at this time.