bg, welcome to Sevenforums!
Mate, have you done anything to the page file? Go to System Properties
>Settings (leads to Performance Options)
. Select Automatically manage paging file size for all drives
You can also reset IE: Internet Explorer - Reset
Let me know how this works, and if it doesn't, I'll give you more things to try. Make sure windows is completely updated! Updates should be completely safe, but sometimes they have problems when they conflict with other software on your computer.