You might be right about Salamander, or not. Why not uninstall it and try again?
But I don't exclude hardware issues or some other software issue either. Why not do a new Restore to factory settings and try how it works without all those programs installed?
I don't know how or why it did this but I went to download this Altap Salamander program (its like Windows Explorer),
and it called the file Goldwave instead.
When I tried to download the file again it gave it the correct name.
Also, I went to install this Posit Note program from this site and in the middle of installing it it said do I want to halt the installation of Itunes.
Itunes was installed a few days ago.
Itunes did lock up the computer when I installed it but after rebooting the computer it mentioned that the 2 mobile devices that Itunes uses were not installed but I don't have any so I didn't worry about it.
The posit program was called Sticky Notes and it locked up the computer when I tried to install it a few days ago but it installed today when I downloaded it.
This is a new computer, has Windows 7 and a restore to factory settings was done on Monday.
Also, my computer locked up a few days ago after I tried to install the patch for the game Torchlight but it installed after the computer rebooted but sometimes there are sound problems.
For Torchlight can I try to install the patch again????
Hardware tests have been done so it's some type of software conflict. I think it's because I'm using an older version of the Salamander program that says its for Windows NT/95 but I had no problems running it with Windows XP.