The school tech guys are idiots and told me my hard drive got burned out and Im way too poor to pay for repairs. Unfortunately I cant seem to figure out what is wrong with it so I can learn how to fix it myself. Anyways, my computer rebooted yesterday to update windows and when it came back on programs trudged and the task bar was nonexistent. After changing insignificant taskbar settings, it came back but doesnt really do much. If i minimize a program it doesnt minimize to the taskbar, it just kind of disappears. I can copy and cut all I want but my paste has been disabled. I cant drag and drop anything, making backing up my files a bitch and a half. Norton antivirus (I know, its awful) has been deactivated and there is apparently and audio/visual configuration problem that disables videos or music. Housecall hasnt picked up anything, nor has Adaware Pro, Seek and Destroy, Spy Catcher or Spyware Blaster and HiJack This and various sysinternals have come up showing nothing out of the ordinary. Every process is associated with a clean company and all the DLLs have come up clean. Plus this post has been typing in reverse on and off. Any help in even identifying the problem would be greatly appreciated.