You tried Switching out all that!? You should have tried putting the HD in a computer in perfect condition instead of doing all that. I had a similar problem with my keyboard, except worse-every time I pressed a key on the keyboard, the computer froze and I had to restart. (look at the thread I posted: Spybot Deleted viruse in registry) You might try a repair with an xp pro installation cd. How much RAM do you have? Does your computer run slow usually?
Torvalds was contemptuous of Microsoft's claims and has asked Redmond to name the patent infringements so that their veracity can be challenged and workarounds found.
"Naming them would either make it clear that Linux is not infringing at all (which is quite possible, especially if the patents are bad), or would make it possible to avoid infringing by coding around whatever silly thing they claim,"
"So the whole 'We have a list and we're not telling you' should tell you something. Don't you think that if Microsoft actually had some really foolproof patent, they'd just tell us and go, 'nyaah, nyaah, nyaah!'?"
whole story here: http://www.vnunet.com/vnunet/news/21...-microsoft-put