Suddenly: "F12" opens Dashboard, NO vol control, but low background noice; multiple instances of items in dropdown menus; "frames" appearing all over the place.  Corrupt OS, HD failing, or virus??? 10.5.8 OS MacBook.  Thank you, all!!!

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a couple of weeks ago, suddenly:
"F12" now opens Dashboard, NO vol control, but low background noice sounds like a radio broadcast yet it's hardly audible; F10, F11, F12 not responding as Volume control keys;
multiple instances of items in dropdown menus in Safari and Mail;
black "frames" appearing all over the place in Safari and Mail.
corrupt OS, HD failing, or virus???
10.5.8 OS MacBook. 
Thank you, all!!!

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black frames showing up on the desktop, too; like when Mail minimizes to the Dock, a black frame shows up outlining where Mail was on the desktop ...
has anyone ever seen anything like this ... ever ???
Thank you, all.

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