Hate it when that happens, the dreaded "crap mode"......
It is probable and likely that you have things running that are slowing your computer down.
Go to Task Mngr.
(Ctrl, Alt, Delete one time) to view the processes that are running.
You can click on "Image Name" (the title at the top of the category) to alphabetize the entries.
Do you see anything running that is unfamiliar to you?
You can click an entry, and click the End Process button if you are familiar with this.
Task Mngr only shows you the processes that are running, but does NOT show the command lines for those processes.
Process Explorer is a free program that will show all processes AND SHOWS the command lines for each.
You can download Process Explorer from: http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/sysinte...s/bb896653.aspx
When you run Process Explorer, click View, Select Columns, and put a checkmark next to "Command Line".
Then you will be able to see the command lines.
Knowing what you're up against is alot better than not knowing.
You can also use Process Explorer to "kill" a process (same thing as "end task").
Check what's set to run on boot by hitting the Start button, Run, type in msconfig and hit Enter.
Click the Startup tab.
A checkmark next to an item means that item will run on boot.
You can remove checkmarks from items if you are familiar with this.
After making changes (clicking to remove a checkmark), hit Apply and then OK to close.
You will get a message that says changes will take effect after next restart, and it gives you the option to restart the computer right then, or at a later time.
When you next restart your computer, you will get a message that says you have used System Configuration Utility......
you can close it (ignore it).
If you are not familiar with, or not comfortable with this, don't make any changes, just report back with which items have a checkmark, and what processes are running.
If you can end task on unnecessary processes that are running, and/or stop unnecessary processes from running on boot, that should free up enough system resources for you to begin fixing your computer without it going so slow.
Get (and use) the following free programs:
(Make sure you get the latest updates for each program before you scan.)
(Other posts on this site recommend renaming the file to zztoy.exe before saving it to your desktop)
If SUPERAnti-Spyware, Malwarebtes' Antimalware, find/fix infections, you may want to delete your restore points (to ensure there are no infected restore points). To delete all restore points, go to Control Panel, System, System Restore tab, put a checkmark in "Turn Off System Restore" and hit Apply.
(After you get all of this fixed, you will probably want to turn System Restore back on. To turn System Restore back on, go to Control Panel, System, System Restore tab, click to take the checkmark out of "Turn Off System Restore" and hit Apply. Then hit OK to close. )
If you don't already have/use CCleaner, it is a good program, and it's free. Take the tour, see what the program does, look at the screen shots. It not only cleans your computer, it also has a Registry tool that will check for/fix registry errors, and it also has an "uninstall programs" tool and a "startup" tool.
The website for CCleaner is: http://www.ccleaner.com/
Continue to check Startup tab in msconfig, make sure any items you "unchecked" are still "unchecked".
Run an online scan with Kapersky:http://www.kaspersky.com/kos/eng/partner/d...kavwebscan.html
You did not specify which antivirus program you are using.
AVG Anti-Virus Free Editionhttp://download.cnet.com/AVG-Anti-Virus-Fr...4-10320142.htmlhttp://free.avg.com/us-en/homepage
Please report back with the results of the scans and whether you are still experiencing symptoms of infection.