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My Dell Inspirion 1501 taskbar icons are turning white

Taskbar icons are turning into white squares when I try to open something from the little arrow >> menu. After this happens, the Start menu won't open, after which I am turning off my laptop via Ctrl-Alt-Del. When I turn it back on, the taskbar looks normal, but the same thing happens again when I try to open something from the >> menu. Also, my desktop icons are acting weird - trash isn't recycling, when I try to move a file, it stays in its place but also appears wherever I move it (i.e., trying to delete file A results in file A in its original place and on top of the Recycle Bin). Is something wrong with the graphics? I don't have any huge programs installed so the memory should be good. Help Me!

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