Try deleting the "skintool" file in its folder if it's there. I have even a newer version (2.1.1) that I'll put in the skintool thread that yet.. adds more help
Will also mention that I too have seen that weird first line of anti-matter that in a ilist when it loaded.
I haven't seen the screen corruption, but my ilists are now VERY choppy. No hard drive activity when it happens and I'll double check, but CPU utilization isn't high either.
Running a 2.4Ghz Core2 based Celeron w/2GB ram, SSD, Windows 7. Seems to do it in XP as well.