I'm sorry if this turns out to be the wrong place to ask this question, but I'm at a loss as to where the issue might lie.
Immediately after starting my computer, I have to restart it. Otherwise I will have the following issues.
Things that break
- I can no longer drag tabs out of Google Chrome, to create a separate instance
- Playlists on Youtube will automatically rewind (go to the previous song) until the start of the playlist is reached. The tab/browser does not need to have focus (see next item)
- Possibly the same issue as the item before this one: Playing a movie or song in VLC will cause it to restart permanently while the window has focus. Meaning I can watch a movie in VLC as long as I don't click the window
- Scrolling is no longer possible anywhere. The scroll cursor appears and disappears instantly, as if I've pressed the scroll wheel twice. Interestingly enough I can used the "tilt-scroll" still (not pressing down on the scroll-wheel, but pushing it to the left/right)
- Playing any type of media (on VLC or Youtube, etc.) will cause the audio control bar at the top left of my screen to appear (like when you increase/decrease the volume), and never goes away until I close all media-playing sources
- I'm not sure when this happens so feel free to ignore it. Quite often I will not be able to use alt+tab to switch process. The current process will stay in the foreground
- Maybe worth mentioning that I know that this problem exists as soon as I reach the login screen, because I can't use the spacebar to select my user as I usually do. My usual flow: Reach login screen -> press spacebar -> enter password field appears. Flow with this problem: Reach login screen -> press spacebar -> the "select a user" button has the touched/dirty state, but stays. I have to click the button instead.
Things I've tried:
Installing new drivers
Unhooking all peripherals / switching them with other devices. I thought maybe audio control buttons got stuck as it could have caused some of the issues. (Keyboard, mouse, monitor, microphone)
Installing clean version of Windows 10
Unhooking/replacing hardware (HDDs & new power supply)
I've dealt with this issue for so long now that starting my computer twice has become part of my daily routine, but I'd like to fix it at some point. Any help would be greatly appreciated!