I have for some time had problems with my computer slowing down and suffering from frequent bouts of 'Not Responding' on applications, mainly Internet Explorer and Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, Excel.
I previously enquired via Malware Forum - http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/topic416137.html/page__view__getnewpost
They advised there were no malware issues and suggested I try this forum.
My computer is now at the stage where it is periodically unusable, so any help would be gratefully received.
While searching the forum for a resolution to the problem I'm experiencing I found these entries. Perhaps I could find some help as well. I have an HP laptop with a Core i7 processor that seizes up on occasion. I'm using Norton Internet Security on Windows 7. On boot up there's an extremely long wait during the logo display portion, then it's a dark screen with an odd, wide task bar. The mouse cursor is present which can be moved around, but the computer WILL NOT respond when clicking anything. Then after about 5 minutes the normal windows login is displayed and I can log in. Then the normal desktop appears. But, it's still 5-7 minutes waiting until the computer responds to anything I click on. The HDD LED is steady on the entire time the computer won't respond. Norton reports high disk usage by several processes, one of which is svchost.exe. This one shows up the most. But, the rest have all been different, and I neglected to write them all down. I've noticed, too, that while visiting virtually any website I can navigate it freely until I have to sign in. Then IE stops responding. I figure there's an attempt to capture my login information, therefore, I close IE and abort the login. Even with this site. I'm currently using a different computer to compose this request.
Norton comes up empty after scanning. I've downloaded, installed, and ran HiJackThis on the troubled computer, but I have no idea what I'm looking at in the listing it produced.
I, too, would be most grateful for any help resolving this issue. Thanks for reading.
Edited by hamluis, 21 November 2011 - 01:24 PM.
Split from different topic, PM sent.