to start out, my laptop is an Asus A53E-TS52 running windows 7 home premium 64 bit. Last week i updated everything (any windows updates, driver updates that Asus LiveUpdate, etc). ever since i updated, i havent been able to : -view pictures using windows picture viewer (it makes it through a few and then says "COM surrogate has stopped working"). -attach files (when the box pops up the whole computer locks up) this happens in chrome. i havent tried another browser yet. -windows taskbar will randomly lock up and wont restart (i have to hold down the power button to restart everything) i have no idea what the deal is, but it is getting worse. i keep trying to run Avast, but i can never complete it because something locks up before it can finish. any help is very much appreciated.