So my laptop was working fine last night, woke up this morning and this issue appeared. I'm guessing it's a virus (stupidly, I haven't installed an AVP on this machine yet).
Anyways, I can't open anything. Doesn't matter where I try to open the program or file from. The load icon appears but nothing happens. I also can't access the task manager or shut down/log off/etc. from the start menu, I get a "Faliure to display security and shut down options" error msg.
I'm in safe mode w/ networking right now, which is allowing me to open programs. I've already tried a system restore but it didn't solve the problem.