Posted 16 August 2011 - 07:49 PM
I've posted numerous threads in the virus section, and I've had these problems all throughout the time that I've been infected and remedied. For that reason I feel it's probably not related to viruses or adware.
I was just playing Bejeweled 2 and after a couple minutes of choppy gameplay, I decided to just give up. Anything full screen is not a good idea. Virtual DJ, watching videos/movies, or playing games all usually end up freezing the computer. Sometimes it will happen only a minute or two after starting up whatever I'm doing, other times it will take awhile.
When it comes to things with a lot of graphics, like Bejeweled 2 and Audiosurf, they will always be choppy and respond slowly. Every now and then the browser I use, Google Chrome, will go not responding. Sometimes it will just pop out of it, but other times it will say that Shockwave has crashed. If the computer ever freezes, it always does the same thing. The busy light on the computer will stay on, and the computer will go on normally. Well, for awhile. Maybe 10 seconds after the light comes and stays on, nothing will be clickable. After maybe 20-30 seconds everything will come back to normal. Every now and then the fan will also whir loudly, which I can usually fix by ending something that isn't responding. Windows Media Player is one program that is almost sure to make this happen. It will look closed, but is still in the processes list. Once closed, it goes away. Of course this doesn't always happen, but every once and again it will. And it's not always Windows Media Player. Sometimes I don't see anything in the process list that should be making the computer work all that hard, so I don't know what it could be.
I'm quite confused as to what could be causing the problem. Any help would be fantastic! I think the weird thing is that it's so unpredictable. Nothing might happen for a couple of days, and then one day everything could be messed up. And for the record I have cleaned the fan and took a look at it, so I know the issue with the fan is not the fan in and of itself.