I recently replaced my HDD, and installed Windows 7 Home Premium on my Hp Pavilion A6248X Tower, and the speed is slow, and stressful. While I am online, Firefox will not respond, and if I am just opening documents, the system will freeze. It takes longer than a minute for the start menu to open, but the system boots pretty fast. I installed a brand new HDD and the x64 version of Home Premium. The only programs that I have installed are Zone Alarm, Avast, MBAM, CCleaner, and MS Ofiice. I have downloaded, and installed all the updates. I believe that there were about 200 of them, and I have also updated Flash player. I have disabled all of the start up programs, and updated the graphics drivers. I decided to disable the start up applications with a clean boot setting while I was in the process of trying to figure out what the culprit was. Can someone please help me with ideas on pinpointing this problem? Do you think that if I just start over with a fresh install of a x86 version I might get better relults? I only have two gigs of RAM installed on this machine, but I have run x64 versions of Windows on 2 gigs without any problems. It would be slightly time consuming, but if anyone thinks that might do the trick, I can give it a try. Any help is much appreciated, and I am looking forward to a reply. Thank you for your time.
Here is a link from HP. The system is not functioning properly for a long enough time to post a Speccy report, otherwise I would do that.
Thank you again.