I need some help here. Realblackstuff, I followed all your directions up until: I M P O R T A N T Open Windows Task Manager by pressing CTRL+ALT+DELETE. Click the Processes tab, and keep that open! This is the thing that lead me to this forum in the first place. I cannot open task manager in any fashion. I just start/run and obviously cntrl alt del. And right click the icon tray. Nothing will open it. On top of that all of a sudden my fast computer has been bogged down extremely bad. And little things keep happening. Mainly the crtl alt del thing. Now without bad mouthing me, like some people before you did, could you further help me?