Posted 17 October 2010 - 12:00 PM
Not exactly what is wrong here, but it is about to drive me insane. All of a sudden about 2 weeks ago my computer keeps freezing/hanging up and I see and Windows Not Repsonding at the top of my screen. It never closes, nor do I get an error asking me if I want to send a report etc though, because after about 30 seconds or so, it goes back to running. This happens when I am online, or if I am typing in MS Word, yet it doesn't happen if I am playing a game, such as Farmtown on FB. It is also very sluggish when I try and upload/download pictures or files.
When it freezes, my mouse pointer freezes for a couple of seconds, and then it will move...I get the "hand" on my cursor, then if I left click, I get the "hour glass"...that is when I see the Windows is not Responding error on the top. It will be worse if I open a second window in IE.
I am running XP and I use IE 7. I have a Dell Inspiron 1501 laptop. I have checked and double checked for virus or malware using my own virus protection (CS Antivirus/Antispam) as well as Malwarebites. There is nothing. I have defragged my computer and have also did a disk clean up. I recently upgraded my RAM, my local disk (c:) says I have 55.8GB total size and 42.2GB free space.
Can someone please point me in the right direction? I was typing a research paper the other night and it took me hours, because I was trying to go back and forth between 2 windows and it kept hanging up.