Constant "Not Responding" lag!

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  1. BlackScarletLove

    BlackScarletLove Registered Member

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    I have Win 7 and recently I've been having a problem where programs, especially firefox and windows explorer, but many other programs too, are frequently greying out and showing the spinning disk with a (Not Responding) designation. This was happening so much I could not even type this message out, and since Win 7 seems to be unable to actually terminate processes like XP is so good at, I couldn't terminate any of these processes so after about 5 minutes of this I had to do a hard reset, and I ended up doing 4 hard resets because it kept happening, and i was just trying to write this post.

    Then I went into safe mode and it was still happening, so now I am in my XP duel boot and it is nice and functional. I have done a Spybot and Malwarebytes scan with no results. What is going on, why has my computer basically ceased to function in my Win7 installation?



    Operating System
    Windows 7 Ultimate (x64) Service Pack 1 (build 7601)

    Processor
    3.20 gigahertz Intel Core i5-3470
    128 kilobyte primary memory cache
    1024 kilobyte secondary memory cache
    6144 kilobyte tertiary memory cache
    64-bit ready
    Multi-core (4 total)
    Not hyper-threaded

    Board:
    Gigabyte Technology Co., Ltd. H77M-D3H
    Bus Clock: 100 megahertz
    BIOS: American Megatrends Inc. F5 03/29/2012

    RAM:
    Slot 'ChannelB-DIMM0' has 8192 MB

    Display:
    NVIDIA GeForce GTX 660 [Display adapter]
    Samsung SyncMaster [Monitor] (24.0"vis, s/n YCUYHVDZ702086, July 2010)

    Audio:
    NVIDIA High Definition Audio
    VIA High Definition Audio
     
  2. stapp

    stapp Global Moderator

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    Have you tried running a system file check ?
     
  3. whitedragon551

    whitedragon551 Registered Member

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    Sounds like a bad hard drive.
     
  4. roger_m

    roger_m Registered Member

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    Have you recently installed any new software?

    It could be a software conflict, this is common if you have two antiviruses with real time protection installed.
     
  5. xxJackxx

    xxJackxx Registered Member

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    Seconded. Especially since the same problems exist in safe mode.
     
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