My nine year old has an Acer Aspire One Netbook (model AOD255E) that is not working at all I can't figure out what is going on. It worked fine this morning when she used it before school. When she tried to get online a few minutes ago, the computer had problems. What happened is she entered her password, it loaded to the desktop, all of her icons came up BUT on the taskbar the internet icon (the four bars) never showed up. If she moved the mouse down to the taskbar, and clicked on the start button, nothing happened. The little blue circle went around and around but the start menu wouldn't launch. If she clicked on a desktop icon (such as Acer Games) it wouldn't launch or the screen would freeze. I shut it down and restarted it and had the same problems. I shut it down again, pushed f8 and launched start up repair and no problems were detected. It restarted; same issues. I shut it down again, started it in safe mode w/networking and It worked perfectly. I scanned for viruses and none were found. I did a system restore to the last critical update (12/31) and it began working albeit a bit slow. It's a little over a year old and I'm at a complete loss as to what could be wrong. I'm not the most tech savvy person so any and all help would be greatly appreciated.
Processor Intel(R) Atom(TM) CPU N455 @1.66 GHz 1.67 GHz
Installed memory (RAM) 1GB
System Type: 32 Bit Operating System
Pen and touch: No Pen or Touch Input is available for this display
OS: Windows 7 Starter