A system that is more than a few years old may be having an underlying problem with its hard drive. When you rebuilt the O/S you may have only done a quick format of the hard drive which wouldn't catch serious problems with the drive. A great program to test the hard drive is SprinRite by Steve Gibson over at http://www.grc.com. When I get a new drive I run SpinRite and try to run it once or twice a year on my drives to help solve these type of problems.
Light bulbs you shouldn't buy
There are plenty of dimmable LED light bulbs, but make sure you don't buy the ones that flicker when you dial them down.