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Computer constantly not responding when opening programs


cdude8

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#1
Hi, I would really like some help to solve the problem I am having. Whenever I open a program or file, it will almost ALWAYS stop responding for about 5-10 seconds, then work fine for a small amount of time, then go back to not responding again when i click something. This has been happening for about a week now, and I have already ran multiple virus and malware scans on my computer, like Avast Antivirus, MalwareBytes, and Windows Defender. I would really like someone to help me solve this problem, because my PC is just becoming more and more unusable :(. I have a Windows 8.1 64-bit PC with Intel quad 1.7 Ghz processor and 6 Gb of RAM.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8.1 64-bit

gator2013

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St. Augustine

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#2
Have you tried and/or looked at any of the following?

Number of programs in Start-Up list
How much memory is in use
Check fragmentation % of your HD
Deleted temp files and/or internet files
Run some basic diagnostics like sfc /scannow
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    windows 8.1 64, LT -Windows 10 Home 64
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model Number
    HP 500-075 Desktop + HP 15-f018dx Laptop
    CPU
    Intel Core i5 3470 Ivy Bridge 3.2 GHz Quad Core/ LT - i3-4030U 1.9 GHz
    Motherboard
    Foxcon Joshua-H61-uATX
    Memory
    8 GB/ LT - 6GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    Intel Graphics Media Accelerator HD (DX10.1)
    Sound Card
    Integrated IDT 92HD73E
    Hard Drives
    1T HDD, 16G Sandisk Cache Drive, 2T Seagate 3.0 External
    Keyboard
    Wireless
    Mouse
    Wireless
    Browser
    IE11
    Antivirus
    Norton 360
    Other Info
    CyberPower UPS, Macrium Backup, Revo Pro, Malwarebytes Premium

cipals15

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#3
Hi cdude8,

Try uninstalling unnecessary programs:
1. Press Windows + R keyboard buttons.
2. Type appwiz.cpl then hit OK.
3. Uninstall all programs that you do not use.
4. Restart your computer.

Check the Task Manager, press CTRL + SHIFT + ESC, Sort the programs according to Memory size consumption. Take a screenshot and post it here.

You can also try scanning your computer using another antivirus like Trend Micro Internet Security.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 7

XweAponX

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#4
I agree, you might have an inordinate number of programs running at Start-Up, Your system should be able to handle a number of these, but at some point, if you have a lot of them they will start to interfere with regular programs. You can use CCleaner or the Task Manager (Under Start-Up) to disable what you don't need. In WIndows 8, there is a "Startup Impact" value listed for each item, remove all items that are listed as "High".
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8 Pro with Media Center/Windows 7
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model Number
    Asus M2N-MX SE Plus § DualCore AMD Athlon 64 X2, 2300 MHz (11.5 x 200) 4400+ § Corsair Value Select
    CPU
    AMD 4400+/4200+
    Motherboard
    Asus M2N-MX SE Plus/Asus A8M2N-LA (NodusM)
    Memory
    2 GB/3GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    GeForce 8400 GS/GeForce 210
    Sound Card
    nVIDIA GT218 - High Definition Audio Controller
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Hitachi 40" LCD HDTV
    Screen Resolution
    "1842 x 1036"
    Hard Drives
    WDC WD50 00AAKS-007AA SCSI Disk Device
    ST1000DL 002-9TT153 SCSI Disk Device
    WDC WD3200AAJB-00J3A0 ATA Device
    WDC WD32 WD-WCAPZ2942630 USB Device
    WD My Book 1140 USB Device
    PSU
    Works 550w
    Case
    MSI "M-Box"
    Cooling
    Water Cooled
    Keyboard
    Dell Keyboard
    Mouse
    Microsoft Intellimouse
    Internet Speed
    Cable Medium Speed
    Browser
    Chrome/IE 10
    Antivirus
    Eset NOD32 6.x/Win Defend
    Other Info
    Recently lost my Windows 8 on my main PC, had to go back to Windows 7.