Posted 27 December 2011 - 01:34 AM
My computer has been freezing, hanging, really slow, and frequent not responding recently. It started this about 2 to 3 months ago. Pretty much anything I do it becomes slow; it's slower when I'm on the Internet. I could just turn on my computer on and within the first 10 minutes, it starts to become slow and lag. Also, the last two times when I turned on my computer it took 20 minutes or so to turn on; on average it only takes 5 minutes. Also why does the screen turn white and/or transparent when not responding/hanging/freezing? (I am not sure if this breaks the "one problem one post rule" because they go with each other). My computer goes so slow that sometimes my music skips.
OS: Microsoft Windows Vista Home Basic 32-bit SP2
CPU: Intel Pentium T2390 @ 1.86GHz
RAM: 2.00 GB Dual-Channel DDR2 @ 266MHz
Hard Drive: 117GB SAMSUNG SAMSUNG HM121HI (SATA)
Optical Drive: HL-DT-ST CDRW/DVD GCCT10N ATA Device
BIOS: Dell Inc. Version A13
OS (C:) NTFS file system, 2.85 GB free, 99.4 GB total (on average, I have about 1.7 GB free)
RECOVERY (D:) 6.06 GB free, 9.76 GB total
Installation Date: 29 July 2008, 19:38
Main security programs:
Auslogics Disk Defrag 18.104.22.168
Auslogics BoostSpeed 22.214.171.124
Spybot S&D 1.6.2
HiJack This 2.0.4
I use to have Avira AntiVir, now I have AVG Anti Virus free.
What I have done already/steps I have taken:
I have scanned for viruses and malware using Malwarebytes, Spybot, Avira, AVG, Windows Defender.
Defragged drives using Defraggler and Auslogics Defrag.
Cleaned up computer using CCleaner and Auslogics Boostpeed.
Did the Vista Windows Memory Diagnostics Tool.
Updated Windows Vista
All of these were done within the 2-3 months and some done more than once. I no longer use Avira or Defraggler. I have also cleared cookies, cache and browsing history, even though I have the problem when not on the Internet. I also booted in safe mode (both browser and computer) and still slow. My computer does not seem to be overheating and if it does, I use a cooling fan. I have not heard any strange noises coming from my computer.
Other main programs I use:
Adobe Flash Player Plugin
Mozilla Firefox 8.0.1
Speccy Piriform 1.13
TreeSize Free V2.6
Java 6 Update 29
Broadcom Wireless Manager UI
Digital Line Detect
What I do/games I play:
Listen to most music with foobar2000
Use Firefox mostly to surf web (I have used Internet Explorer, Avant, Maxathon, SeaMonkey, and Opera)
Play Sims Social, CityVille, CastleVille on Facebook
Play on Pogo.com and Yahoo.com
Read and send mail using Gmail
Mostly surf Google, Pogo, Facebook, Yahoo, YouTube, Twitter, IMDb, Pornhub, RedTube, Wikipedia, Playfish, store websites, band/musician websites, vegan sites and blogs, lyric sites, other social websites, recipe sites (mostly Food and Allrecipes and VegWeb), survey sites, other miscellaneous sites.
Provider: ATT DSL
Connected through: Dell Wireless 1395 WLAN Mini-Card
I really hope I was clear, provided enough detailed information and followed the forum's rules. I also really hope that someone can help as soon as possible, I know it is a very busy time of the year with all the Holidays. Thanks in advance and hope every had/is having/or about to have a great Holiday!