Whenever I open the start menu, then fully expand it by hitting the arrow button, the start menu will freeze before crashing and sending me back to the unexpanded menu. Also, whenever I try to search for something using the sidebar menu, the menu will freeze after a few seconds of my typing. This started happening after I got the reserve Windows 10 update/message. I have all of the latest windows updates installed. Furthermore, some of my programs are now starting to crash when I use them (chrome, iTunes, etc.). They will act normally, freeze, and then crash, just like my start menu does.
My system info is below.
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 8.1 Pro, 64 bit
Processor: Intel® Core2 Duo CPU E8500 @ 3.16GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 23 Stepping 10
Processor Count: 2
RAM: 4094 Mb
Graphics Card: ATI Radeon HD 4800 Series, 512 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 953765 MB, Free - 564982 MB;
Motherboard: Gigabyte Technology Co., Ltd., EP45-UD3R
Antivirus: Ad-Aware Antivirus, Updated and Enabled
I appreciate any help given. Thank you.