The major issue, however is a restart/reboot issue. When I tell the computer to restart for whatever reason, which I mean shutting down, and rebooting almost immediately, the computer will not reboot properly. It will begin to start up, but will fail within a few seconds. When I push the power button again, it will start and fail again. It usually takes two or three cycles (sometimes more), with no notion of time between attempts. Most time it doesn't make it to any Windows startup screen, however, it has gotten to where the little bar scrolls the green boxes and says Microsoft a couple of times before it's shut off. This issue doesn't happen if I've shut the computer down and left it sit for a while, like overnight or if I've driving somewhere and open it up at my destination. If I shut the computer lid and hibernate it, it wakes up like normal when reopened. I removed some programs from my startup folder in the start menu recently, but I only saw those as software that I didn't want hogging the startup cycle. If there was something in there that I should have left that would be causing this, then I need to know what, and how to put it back. The only reason I see the two as connected is that this issue didn't start until after I removed the items from this startup folder. I don't see any error messages with this, nor does it want to start in safe mode. I've had the computer since March or April, and if I need to get it in for repair before the year warranty is up, I need to know soon.
Thanks for all your help, if you need more info, let me know. I've run Ad-aware, Spybot, and am about to run an AVG full (recently acquired) but I've had AVG Free and nothing found in previous scans with that.