I am having the same Problem on my Dell Inspiron 6400 with Win8 and a mobility-modded Radeon Driver (cause there are no Drivers for win8 for this old Inspiron). First i thought about this Radeon Driver to be the troublecauser.
BUT I just wanted to install Network-Fax-Solution and came to the wierd fact that my Setup won't start until i closed my Logitech Mouseware SetPoint.exe.
According to the Taskmanager the Task Setup.exe was waiting for the Task of the Mouseware SetPoint.exe. So I killed that SetPoint.exe and from a sudden the Setup Window appeared. (Thanks for that new function within the stock taskman ... without I might
not have found that fact!)
Fax-Software runs nicely now, and everything else seem to be fine. Except for the dead mousebuttons, caused by the missing mouseware ...
I locked the Desktop now several times and the taskbar seems not to freeze anymore.
Maybe some of you can proof this Situation with a USB-connected mouse or Keyboard with Logitech Driver "Mouseware" SetPoint.exe Ver. 220.127.116.11 (installed within 64Bit program files Folder)
So maybe there is a false Hook or some Problem within the USB area in the Win8 Sources or just incompatible Driver for USB-Devices that locks Tasks up ...
WELL ... after now a few more Locks and unlocks and afk-times the Taskbar still freezes on undefineable timespans ... But I am hoping that the new Mouseware will be more compatible ...
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Wednesday, March 06, 2013 1:11 PM
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