But (hopefully unrelated) I am getting two error messages when I first start up. They're both of the '__has encountered a problem and needs to close' variety, the first one 'hkcmd Module' and the second 'igfxTray Module.' Also, if I right-click on the wallpaper (you know, to try to get to my properties) a 'windows explorer has encountered a problem' message appears.
In addition to this, and what I would assume to be a direct result of it, the visuals on my monitor are moving really, really, REALLY slow. Sometimes my mouse just goes away for a minute or two, presumably worn down by the strain. It doesn't seem to be a full system issue, though. Just a graphics thing.
So maybe there is something else I need to do to get things functioning properly that I've overlooked? I hope somebody would be kind enough to help with this, because I've pretty much used up my stock of computer knowledge, here.