Yesterday my computer would not launch any program. All icons launched a shortcut box. Trying to use the start button caused it to flash on then off. No way to get to the internet, no way to get to system restore, etc. One funny thing...if I made the windows task manager active I could activate the start button. If I went to programs I could get an initial screen for each progam but go no further. If I selected Norton AntiVirus (2006) it WOULD launch and I did do a live update I think...assuming it went out over the internet. Tried Norton chat from another computer, first rep couldn't help me and sent me to the screen of another where I was idle for over four hours, I finally disconnected. Trying to launch a cd was unsuccessful. I can view the task manager, but can't delete anything. Any ideas on how I can get into my computer and get it running?