Hi there, I'll start by showing what system I'm running on
I primarily use this laptop for recording music and recently it has been working absolutely fine!
Yesterday, however, while browsing the internet (just facebook and gmail, nothing dodgy but I'm sure they all say that) the computer suddenly ground to a halt, I was trying to minimise the chrome window but that took a good 30 seconds or so to actually happen before windows explorer crashed and restarted itself, the computer continued to run very very slowly.
I (perhaps stupidly) held down the power button to switch the machine off since clicking the start button to shut down properly wasn't happening.
When I turned it back on again and got to the log in screen, I clicked my user name and where the icon would usually change to the password entry box, it just disappeared and left me with the blank background for at least 60 seconds. Took ages for it to let me type in my password when it finally loaded the text box and, unsurprisingly once I pressed enter to log in, that took ages too.
just letting windows sit there with nothing else running, here is what my CPU is doing at the moment. starts off at 4% when windows finally loads then suddenly leaps up and down, sometimes staying on a flat 100%
what i've done so far
- i've run some antivirus (AVG, don't laugh, i'm open to some suggestions if there are better free antivirus I should be using) and it just deleted two apparently small threats and nothing changed.
- I've turned off all seemingly unnecessary startup processes and services
- run a memory diagnostics thing after pressing F8 on startup, threw up no red flags, but perhaps I was wrong in even using that?
I'm really not sure why this machine suddenly froze up like this or worse why it continues to behave like this after multiple restarts??
I've typed way too much, sorry, just wanted to be thorough as this has really stumped me!
any advice would be very much appreciated
Edited by more_asbestos, 03 December 2016 - 07:56 PM.