When I say nothing I mean nothing.. however the computer does work harder for a short period. I have watched Task Manager and it does not show a new process starting up. I can boot into normal mode just fine. I can get on the internet with the computer, access word docs, etc. I can access every program I have tried other than the ones you ask me to open it seems. I can boot into normal mode without problem. I still have a google redirect virus and something else is lurking in the shadows. This completely befuddles me.