Is anybody else having this issue?

I open Chrome from a cold launch. Immediately freezes for upwards of 30 seconds and the window title changes to include "Not Responding". It also randomly locks up while browsing the web, typing, or opening a new tab for upwards of 30-50 seconds. It just started doing this out of NOWHERE a few days ago. Updated to the latest version, no help. Re-installed. No help.

Is anybody having this problem? I've had to resort to IE.

PS, for the record: My brother is also having this same issue with his notebook running Windows 8.1. However, my HP TouchSmart (running 8.1 Pro) has yet to encounter such an issue.


Any Helpful advice?


Thanks,

William