Yep, everything's updated. Here's one thing, when it was reinstalling, it got stuck on some bloatware at the end, so I finished it out early. I'm thinking maybe there's a key involved with ChildCompletion or something. But the headscratcher is that it loads normally in Normal mode with nary a hint of anything weird.
I would uninstall ALL the manufacturers Bloatware... see if that helps, if not live with it if normal mode is fine...
All the best Brett