I have been getting random freezes where the interface will just stop working for minutes on end and then try to execute every mouse click and key command I did while it was frozen.
I also am experiencing the annoying IE7 freeze I get when I try to use ALT-TAB to switch programs out of IE (but not the other way around and clicking ctrl-alt-del twice fixes it somehow).
However the latest weirdness is that my Task manager window is now missing the top part of it with the menu, the "close" and "minimize" icons and all the tabs. I can close it only by right-click of the icon in the task bar.
Somehow I suspect this is not very normal and it is further proof that my laptop is somehow very sick.
Incidentally, I run every test I could think of plus I used several registry applications as well and several tricks suggested on this forum to repair the other problems I am having. All to no avail. I suspect that soon a new installation of Win XP sp2 is in my future, but any help would be really appreciated.
"Headless task Manager in Sacramento"