This affects Task Manager- all the tabs are present and the status bar is accurate but the tabs are pristine and empty. (I have Process Explorer which shows the same processes as taskbar- no unknown processes are running. And yes, I know about the double click trick). This doesn't affect most programs, but Word and WordPerfect don't work either. AVGFree works except for the icon version of the control center has not text I don't seem to have any needed services disabled, or a known virus or worm. Its a mystery. And I'm supposed to write a newsletter now with no word processor.