The nature of my issue is as follows:
My computer has those hang-up periods where it refuses to "process" (don't know if I'm using the right word here) anything. It won't launch any programs, be it Chrome, Windows photo browser, Notepad or any games. When I try to open something, the loading wheel appears for a few seconds and disappears and nothing follows. If I had Chrome already opened before the hang-up, websites won't load in, they will just keep loading. When I open a New Tab, it also won't load in.
The PC won't execute tasks such as opening the Task Manager - when I press CTRL+bleep+Esc, nothing happens. I open the Windows menu and choose the Shut Down option, same story, no reaction. I can open folders and do stuff like creating a new folder or renaming folders.
What I've noticed is that the hang-up stops my internet connection from working on some sites and on some it doesn't. For example, I have Facebook opened and the hang-up kicks in: the connection with Facebook will get interrupted and I'll appear offline for however long the hang-up is in effect. Or say I'm watching a stream on Twitch, through Chrome - the stream will pause and start buffering as if I had no internet connection. However, if I'm watching a Twich stream through the Twitch desktop app, the hang-up seems to have no effect on it at all. Or when I'm watching a YouTube stream on Chrome, no effect either.
The hang-up doesn't last indefinitely, luckily, as it will usually take around 2-3 minutes to go away. Then my PC works flawlessly for about 20 minutes before another moment of weakness. I actually used a timer for over an hour and it seems the breaks between the hang-ups are somewhat regular, as the title says. I started the timer at Windows start-up and it went like this:
22 min 18 s - functioned properly
03 min 08 s - hang-up
20 min 24 s - f.p.
02 min 36 s - h.u.
21 min 26 s - f.p.
01 min 30 s - after this hang-up I stopped the timer.
Edited by Netch, 04 April 2018 - 07:38 AM.