I am using windows 7 on 64 bit toshiba machine from more than a year. My machine is down from 4 days. What I suspect is "problem caused by windows auto update ran on 30th Dec morning.
FYI: I am using dual os, win and ubuntu. I have ubuntu and that is working fine, only windows has got issue.
Symptoms: 1. Login into windows, its taking time. desktop comes, gadgets doesn't appear. It keeps on looking for wireless connection. 2. when press windows start key or do anything task bar freezes. 3. when task bar freezes, the time display in lower right corner freezes too. 4. even pressing alt+ctrl+del , never works and i was forced to hard boot it.
What i did to fix it. 1. Restarted in safe mode, disabled startup items, like antivirus, skype and few other items. no use, the is still same.
- tried to restore windows from a restore point on 23rd Dec 2012, that too didn't work, it says couldn't recover.
I suspect this to be a windows automatic update issue.
Any guesses or solution fix this issue.