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Computer acting weird: certain things not working like they should or at all

So lately I've noticed some things about my computer that I need help on. So just to let you all know; my birthday was last month, and I have a brand new desk that places the hard drive inside the drawer instead of on top the desk. Because of its size, I can't close the door. Also, before all of this, we got a new router from Netgear. I'm very doubtful they are connected to these issues. But I'm telling you all this just in case.

So a couple weeks ago, my computer has been acting odd:

- From the internet side of things, I would either have to turn off my add ons and reopen my browser, or restart completely, just to go on Youtube and Gmail. Thats been happening rarely now, but it can happen. Any idea why?

- Windows Defender couldn't finish a full scan. It would stop at 31666-- items, so at the 2 1/2 hour mark. I had to go into safe mode just to do it and finish the whole scan, and it didn't find anything. So what could be stopping it from completing normally? No, I have not run it again under normal.

- Windows Media Player has not been working in regards to playing videos. I would normally play a playlist from a folder, but now it won't even open. I would need to go to my Task Manager just to shut it down so it would stop. It seems like it can only play songs, but thats based on it listing them when I manage to get it open. No, I have not tried playing any on it.

- One of the first things that happened before the rest was with my Adobe Reader not opening at all. I had to remove it entirely so I could open my PDF files on my Reader.

Everything else is all good, but i don't understand any of the things I listed. I'm gonna need a helping hand. Please.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8.1
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    iBUYPOWER
    CPU
    Intel Core i5 (4th Generation)
    Memory
    8GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    NVIDIA GTX 650
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Acer S232HL
    Hard Drives
    SATA III
    Internet Speed
    Ping: 35, Download: 472.91, Upload: 22.86 (as of 6/26/20)
    Browser
    Firefox (IE installed also)
    Antivirus
    MalwareBytes, SUPERAntiSpyware, Windows Defender
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My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8.1
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    iBUYPOWER
    CPU
    Intel Core i5 (4th Generation)
    Memory
    8GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    NVIDIA GTX 650
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Acer S232HL
    Hard Drives
    SATA III
    Internet Speed
    Ping: 35, Download: 472.91, Upload: 22.86 (as of 6/26/20)
    Browser
    Firefox (IE installed also)
    Antivirus
    MalwareBytes, SUPERAntiSpyware, Windows Defender

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