This is obviously something to do with the computer "thinking" (as it were) and "doing" at the same time. but any help would be greatly appreciated.
I find that a perfectly adequate description. I have experienced this:
In windows media player, if it is adding a song to the library while playing it, it will stutter, the visualization (if showing full screen) will freeze and this may occur 2-3 times in the first minute of the song. Ever since version 8. (I find no similar flaws in iTunes, winAmp, or dbPoweramp, however)
The symptoms you describe also match those that often accompany malware related problems. Sometimes, even offline, they manifest themselves in extraneous background activity that disrupts normal procedures.
Your computer is not inadequate for the tasks you ask it to do, IMO, especially since
it hasn't always done this no, I cant think of when it started to occur.
If it began close to installation of any software, then that software is suspect. Same with updates. Sometimes the drivers
, software for running a wide variety of programs, will go outta date in relationship to what you now run. It's possible.
I think we should try to rule out malware.
To answer your question will will need to analyze a report you give us about your computer's problem. You will use a small program to generate the report and post it so we all can see it as we go about fixing it.
Create a new folder on your hardrive to save HijackThis.exe. A folder like c:\HJT. If you do not do this, you will not be able to use the backup/restore features.start
-->My Computer-->C:\ local disk-->File-->Folder-->New-->name it HJT. Download HijackThis 1.98.2
. Next, click or double click the .zip folder. Extract
all files-->ExtractionWizard opens-->next-->browse-->My Computer-->(C:)-->HJT-->OK-->next-->finish.HijackThis Download Site
Now click on the Scan button and when it is finished click on the Save Log
button. A Notepad window will open with the contents of this log. Click on Edit then click on Select all. Then click on Edit and then Click on Copy.
Create a reply to this post by clicking "new topic button" at this link location
. Right click in message area and select "paste" to paste the log into the post. When you see the log, then type in your comments to us about your particular problem. Please be patient with us, as everyone doing the analysis' are volunteers.
Someone will reply to you after reading this post. DO NOT
fix any entries unless you understand what you are doing.
To see a tutorial with screenshots on using HijackThis you can click on the link below:How to use HijackThis to remove Browser Hijackers, Malware, & Spyware