Hey All, Firstly I've tried doing some searching, but haven't found anyone else having the same problem. I have a fresh install of win7 RTM on a brand new hdd. When I try to run programs (IE, Firefox, Steam, Winrar, Live Messenger, the list goes on) they will appear in the task manager processes list, but nothing will appear on the screen. Running as administrator does not fix the problem. I've changed the permissions on all my hdd's, so I have "full control"; I went start>run>control userpasswords2 and unticked the Ã¢â‚¬Å“Administrator is disabledÃ¢â‚¬Â box; I've typed "net user administrator /active" in the cmd line, it says "system error 5 has occured, access is denied"; I've even looked through secpol.msc and created applocker rules to allow executable files to be run by everyone; There are probably even a few things I've tried that I've missed listing here. Bottom line is, why am I having this problem D-: This is after a completely fresh install of windows 7 on a brand new hard disk, I'm the only user/adminstrator, and this has been a problem right from the get-go. Any kind of advice would be HUGELY appreciated, I'm getting very frustrated, and I have to get up for work soon Cheers.