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Windows 7: Occasional Heavy Lag Problems

01 Dec 2010   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
Occasional Heavy Lag Problems


Every now and then (today and yesterday) my computer, a pretty new windows-7 HP laptop, gets a ton of lag. First webpages will stop loading. Next when I try to restart my browser I can't open it again. From that point I can't open any new programs except for small things like notepad. I can still use some pre-loaded programs such as trillin (a chat client), but not all (such as google chrome, firefox, and IE). The only way I can fix it is by restarting my computer.

I ran a virus scan (both Norton and Malwarebytes) and I didn't get anything.

Any idea what's up?

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01 Dec 2010   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1

Hi, cosmic50!

Have you checked the Task Manager to see what is sucking up your CPU cycles during this time?

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It could be Windows Indexing coupled with an Anti-Virus doing the same. Other issues might be at play but until you identify the offending program via Task Manager, I can only guess.

My System SpecsSystem Spec
01 Dec 2010   #3

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit

If I get the lag again I'll make sure to try that. I thought it was a virus, however MalwareBytes didn't pick anything up when I did a full scan.

the CPU usage was really low, though, when it was messing up.
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