*EDIT* I'm not sure if this is the best place to post this. New to the forum here so if this belongs somewhere else please lmk
I've worked on my neighbors laptop a few times before and never had an issue getting it back up to snuff. Now I'm having a heck of a time getting it to stop freezing and slowing down.
Windows 8.1 (x64)
Intel i5 Processor
6 GB RAM
I've run adwarecleaner, jrt, and installed Ccleaner. I also have Avast Free installed which I run concurrently with Malwarebytes. There are minimal programs on startup; no malicious installed software. Windows updates and device drivers are up-to-date.
It will run fine for 5 to 10 minutes and then completely bogs down. The cursor will actually freeze on the screen. Proccessor usage hardly goes over 50% if ever and memory usage stays below 40% even after running a while. Chrome and Firefox both crash often enough even after resetting and reinstalling them.
I'm not sure what else to check/do besides a reinstall of windows but I'm hoping I'm just forgetting something obvious. I'd rather not reinstall if I can help it.
Edited by alexvhrk, 10 April 2015 - 08:32 AM.