So I came back from New Years and turn on my computer to find a very unsettling problem. I can open a couple programs no problem, but after a few minutes (it's like it's on a timer) that window freezes. I can minimize it, and when I do i can select something on my desktop but it won't open. Then the whole computer freezes and all I can do is move the mouse. Now the only way it won't do it is if I start in Safe Mode. The weird thing is I just formatted my hard drive like the 17th to get rid of a virus. I've tried everything I can think of: I've scanned for spyware (can't do anti virus because it won't work in safe mode), run two different registry cleaners, and even used system restore to a few days before the problem started. I can't even think of what caused this. When I came back from New Years I did notice my computer's clock was a few hours off from the actual time. Perhaps there was a power outage? But my computer is hooked up to a surge protector and both were off the entire time. I have no idea and all help is appreciated!