Posted 26 December 2010 - 03:12 AM
I'm running Windows 7 on a several-month old Compaq laptop. I don't believe specifics really matter. Anyway, about a week ago, a pretty annoying issue popped up. After having the computer on and doing anything for an hour or two, all programs begin to hang whenever I try to type any text within them. This is includes FireFox, IE, Word...any program. Really. I'll have to force quit them when they hang, yet if I start them again and try to type within them, they hang again. I'll have to restart in order to do anything involving typing. What should I do about this? I've never heard or seen anything like it. I've always browsed safely with Adblock and NoScript, I have an AV (Avast) and Firewall always active. I really doubt its a virus though, because my laptop came with a special hard drive partition that allows restoring to the entire HD's factory default. I've done this after the hanging problem popped up, yet the hanging still shows up after over an hour or two of use without restarting. I also doubt its defective hardware, since it never started doing this before last week, and I've been using this for a few months. I'm stumped. Please help me!