Okay, i've been through all manner of fun stuff with this computer and i recently reformatted to vista(long story), and everything has been fine for months. a few days ago windows media player stopped responding, and now after starting windows normally, after a few minutes everything stops responding. i see this person had the same problem- "Runs fine in safe mode but runs like Mud otherwise" - and it sounds like it was fixed but i read on another post that doing ComboFix without any real knowledge could be very harmful. i did run a kaspersky scan and windows full scan and no threats were detected. if anyone is patient enough to help me fix this blasted thing please let me know. thanks for your time!