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So, yesterday my PC more or less stopped responding during normal operation.
I say more or less, because the windows UI still worked fine, as did winamp's. The usual aero features like dragging icons around the task bar, opening the start menu and right clicking gadgets/taskbar still "worked", but the functionality behind them was gone. Equally I could mess with my winamp playlist and drag the volume/track slider bars around but they did nothing.
My desktop gadgets were all still active, reporting 1-2% CPU usage and little memory usage. No unidentified processes running.
I couldn't get any new processes to start, and neither ctrl+alt+del or ctrl+shift+esc would bring up the task manager. No keyboard shortcuts of any sort worked, in fact.
After a minute or so, the desktop background paled out, which I think is probably a clue as to what was going on... iirc that's what UAC does, only it's disabled.
MSE is turning up nothing, and I've not seen anything this weird on win7 before =P
What the hell is up with my PC?