Hi All, I found this fourm from google and I read through how it works and I'm really impressed. I thought I might jump in because I badly need some assistance fixing my computer. Let me start from the begining! I have my monitor and tv connected to my computer and I switch between them when I need. Yesterday it started acting up a little bit so I thought let me just restart and fix the issue. Since it had been some time since I restarted windows applied like 13 or 14 updates. When I booted back up my icons were all messed up (different order and size). So I proceeded to rearrange them to my liking and then hit refresh and they went back to default. I tried to restart again and that didn't help and they went back to the larger size (medium) default. Then I noticed other things weren't quite right like the folder settings and my usb drives aren't being detected. So I went through and did everything I could think of and it still won't help. List of symptoms: 1) Icon arrangement goes back to default when I refresh 2) Icon size goes back to medium when I restart 3) folder settings (sort, list, etc..) were changed 4) File associations changed so now a avi file opens with quicktime intead of mpc for example 5) Usb drives are not being detected (they are marked not working in hardware manager) 6) When I start-up now it takes an extra 30ish seconds for the mouse and keyboard to come alive after windows had loaded. Treatments I've tried: 1) Rebooting multiple times 2) Windows restore to previous point 3) Windows repair with disk during startup 4) Used two different Registry tools to fix 5) Two different anti-virus program (Norton and now Kaspersky) 6) CCleaner and malwarebytes 7) updated graphics drivers 8) Checking permission for the desktop in registry Computer Specs: Windows 7 x64 Asus P6T mobo i7 920 cpu gtx 260 video card 24 gb RAM Thanks for reading! Any advice or options would be most appreciated.