Recently when I right click my mouse for the context menu, on any dirctory, folder or file icon in windows explorer (XP)or perhaps a quik launch icon in the taskbar, the egg timer appears but no menu and the system freezes. I then have to log off via task manager and log back in again. Strangely this does not apply to a drive icon in explorer, nor when I'm using my web browser.
I have restored the system 2 o 3 times , defragged, ran various tools in Norton System works, reinstalled the driver for my mouse without success. Now I'm at a loss.