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Windows 7: Disappearing Icons and Slow Response Time

26 Nov 2011   #1

64 bit
Disappearing Icons and Slow Response Time

Hi everyone!

I'm no windows expert and my other laptop is acting very strange all of a sudden.

One night I turned it on to check my email, something went wrong but I don't remember what.

Anyway, I rebooted it manually and it took forever to start again. After the starting windows screen it was just black forever. Eventually it did turn on after like 5 minutes but things didn't work well.

Here's a list of problems i'm experiencing:

When you drag your cursor over an icon or a taskbar icon it takes a minute for the cursor to to highlight it.

Any program you do manage to click on takes forever to start.

Some programs don't start at all, windows live mail tells you it can't start because there isn't enough memory left and you sholuld check your hard drive. I know there is plenty of memory left, there isn't much on that computer.

I can't do system restore, there are no restore dates available and when you try to create one it says it can't because the computer responded too slow.

I can't back up my system, that also tells me the program responded too slow.

AVG free virus scanner (installed after this started) can't find any virus or spyware.

Advanced system care 4 (Installed after this started) found plenty of troubles and said it fixed them but everything is still broken and functioning incredibly slow.

Internet works but it is slow.

Every now and again the icons and start menu dissapear and come back whenever they feel like it.

I'm really thinking something is wrong internally at this point. I would really appreciate a diagniosis from an expert.

Games, documents and picture files will close for no reason while i'm using them sometimes.

Today I installed and was playing wedding dash 2 from Free Ride games (with ads) and of course that crashed, I couldun't shut it off and had to to pull the battery.

It's been well over an hour and reboot hasn't gotten me past the black screen yet. What should I do?

Thanks for your help!

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28 Nov 2011   #2

windows 7 64bit

i would try booting into safe mode and see if it works better there, if so sounds like a background app is causing your issues.

also, it wouldnt hurt to run malware anti-bytes (free) to see if you have any lingering viruses and ccleaner and a defrag also couldn't hurt
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