I have a Toshiba Satellite (brand new) with Windows 7 on it that seems to have run into a very strange problem.
Every time I try to open a program (google chrome, malware bytes, avast antivirus, internet explorer, etc) nothing happens. None of the programs will open up or even attempt to load.
However, I was able to open System Restore. I tried to restore Windows back a few months, but even that didn't help with the problem.
Last night, I scanned for viruses / malware (externally) and did not find any.
Any ideas what could be wrong? The laptop does not have a lot of software on it, and the anit-virus and malware protection were installed a couple of months ago (way before this problem even started).