For the last couple days, it seems my Dell D620 has been freezing up whenever I try to open or save files (most notably with MS Office stuff, but I think it's happening with everything). It's fine when I start the system up, but within the first five minutes is when things usually start going downhill. The process explorer.exe is constantly running at 50% CPU even when the machine is not doing anything. I've tried Windows Restore with no success. I'm pretty confident that it's not malware or a virus (I don't do anything risky on this computer), but who knows. I've run Malware Bytes, Spybot, and AVG, and all came out clean. Any ideas on what it could be? Is it the registry? Hardware?
One more note: there's a file on my desktop named "Dump" (I created it to just stick random files in) that I cannot recycle. Every time I try to, this also freezes up the system.
Any help would be greatly appreciated! I'm moving to New York next week, and this is the last headache I need on my mind...
P.S. My system is Dell D620 - Windows 7, 2G RAM, 32-bit OS, Intel 2.00GHz Processor, 80G HDD 7200RPM
Edited by d.h.bryce, 14 May 2010 - 04:55 PM.