I've searched through every possible thread about explorer.exe freezing up, windows 7 slowing down but I couldn't find a solution. That led me to register and hopefully get some help.
In recent days, my computer extremely slowed down. A few months back, it started booting up really slow but I didn't mind it. It was working well, although if you opened a program too quickly before the system started, it would freeze.
But now, it's just ridiculous. The fan is running full speed 100% when the computer is on. I ran Malware in safe mode, found one threat but didn't help. I tried services, turned them all off, didn't help.
One IMPORTANT thing to mention is that I can't type anything in explorer. If I open Menu Start and try to search for something, it will freeze. Same in explorer window. I can't delete a file with the DELETE key, I can't use CTRL+C, CTRL+V because explorer freezes. Right click works, though.
I'd be glad to give you more information if necessary, and I really appreciate your help because this is getting really annoying.
EDIT: I'm working on MSI FX603 laptop with i5 Intel Core, GeForce 425M and 4GB Ram. I just updated Graphics, Network drivers
. Didn't help.