Quote: Originally Posted by whs
The problems are so unrelated that it is difficult to find a pattern. If it is not malware (since your scans came out clean), it might be a conflict between processes.
For starters I would disable all startups (except AV). Then watch closely when this starts to happen and what programs/processes you might have started preceeding the problem.
I don't think there is a silver bullet to solve the problem. Just elimination of possible causes.
Yeah, I've been thinking the same exact thing. It's gotta be something I'm doing, because it doesn't appear to happen when I leave my laptop on over night. But as far as I know, I'm not doing anything differently that would cause any such abnormalities.
Msconfig's startup tab doesn't show anything abnormal, either. I suppose I'll just keep an eye out. Interestingly, the problem hasn't happened yet today; just the Gadgets problem, which is newer than the other issues.
EDIT: Hmm, I've noticed yet another problem, but it occurs on its own. I can't delete .pdf files. Any of them.