Nope. What you describe sounds like a software issue, and more specifically probably some kind of malware issue. If you put in a SSD, you'd have the same problems unless you reinstalled the OS from scratch on the SSD.
So you may as well just save yourself some money and reinstall on the HDD if you're prepared to go that far.
I'm definitely not a computer person, though i can navigate around one fairly well. I'm far more familiar with Apple but since mine died I haven't been able to afford one yet, thus I've been using a hand-me-down HP Compaq nx 7400.
It started off alright, all I use it for is surfing the web, Microsoft Word, and iTunes, but for the last few months it's been running extremely slow. The fan runs like mad, especially when I'm watching something on Netflix, and when I boot it back up or wake it up from hibernation a black screen appears with a loading bar and instructions that go something like, "Press F11 to emergency start"
My brother mentioned a Solid State Drive might help. I was wondering if anyone has any advice on this because they aren't cheap, but neither are new laptops.
Any ideas on whether a SSD will help my computer run a little faster and not act up as much?
I appreciate any input!