This problem has been happening for quite a few months now. I boot up Windows 7, everything's fine, run some programs for a while (usually Google Chrome) and the taskbar freezes. I click on it and choose to close the program. It restarts and everything's fine for 5 minutes or so. Then, if I try to use Aero Snap, the windows freezes, I can't end any process in Task Manager because if I try, it freezes (even Resource Monitor and Process Explorer freeze). I've tried logging out and logging back in but everything is still stuffed and the desktop doesn't load. The only way to fix it is to do a hard reset. It happens from 2-20 times a day. Switching user doesn't help either. One thing I have noticed, however, is sometimes when it does this, Resource Monitor tells me that chrome.exe is waiting for explorer.exe and vice versa. The problem is not always caused by Google Chrome though. Please help!