For the last week, my laptop has been hanging when opening browser pages.
I thought it was a Flash issue, so I used the specific de-installer to remove it, then install the latest version, but less than a minute after opening a youtube video or flash game, the whole computer froze. Audio stuttered endlessly, mouse locked in place and screen froze. Doesn't seem to recover by itself. (the computer itself also seemed to... quiet down, internally).
But the issue persists on other sites. (my current testing site is Myth-weavers, a site that hosts editable D&D character sheets, and those will also cause a hang within a minute.)
This only happens with browsers, I've been able to run Steam, Steam games, Steam updates and use instant-messaging applications (Skype, Discord) without any problems.
De-installed Firefox (default browser) and re-installed it.
Removed Flash (It is currently not yet reinstalled)
Tried with and without Flash in Internet Explorer and Opera, both also result in hangs.
Tried both my internal wifi card and my external USB card; no difference.
Booted in Safe Mode, which seems to work just fine.
Tried using MSconfig to remove all non- microsoft services, no change.
Updated as many drivers as I thought were important. (updating my internal card prevented it from actually connecting to my network, so I had to roll it back)
Tried deactivating my internal card, provoking a hang and manually removing the USB wireless card; no effect.
Run Rogue Killer to look for any malware/viruses.
Run Crystaldisk to see if my hard drive was dying (from what I could tell, it wasn't.)
I have not:
Tried booting without all the non-critical Microsoft services, as I don't know which oness I need to use the internet and verify that the issue is still persistent.
Tried using a Lan cable to connect to the Internet.
I'm using an Acer Aspire V 15 Nitro (I apologise for the name)
Running Windows 8.1
Can anyone help?
Edited by Frezak, 22 June 2017 - 04:10 PM.