My computer has been acting VERY strange lately. It has Windows XP Pro (YES, I realise this may be responsible in some way). Almost everytime I open Internet Explorer, it will freeze in the middle of opening my homepage and I'll have to terminate the process via the task manager. I have to do this repeatedly until it works. Also, when I double click the volume icon in the task bar to open sndvol32.exe to adjust the sound, nothing will happen. I check the Task Manager and the sndvol32.exe process is there, but not doing anything. I have to click the volume icon until it does come up. Lots of other programs will do this. They'll appear to do nothing but their process will be there eating up system resources. The PC also reboots about 1-2 times a day for no reason. Any of these problems related?
I think it may be after effects of all the power outs we've been having.