"Internet Options Not Responding"

IE 11.09, Update Versions: 11.0.24 OS: Win 7 Pro. Laptop:HP

Windows boots up and I click IE, homepage loads, facebook loads, but when I click to type in a field my laptop slows to a slugs pace. On the left side of my screen I get an unusual window that reads at the top "Internet Options Not Responding."

Also, MS office and other programs lock up after a couple of clicks. Basically, after the computer performs a couple of operations it's locked up.

Could this be malware?


Discussion is locked
Reply to: "Internet Options Not Responding"
PLEASE NOTE: Do not post advertisements, offensive materials, profanity, or personal attacks. Please remember to be considerate of other members. If you are new to the CNET Forums, please read our CNET Forums FAQ. All submitted content is subject to our Terms of Use.
Reporting: "Internet Options Not Responding"
This post has been flagged and will be reviewed by our staff. Thank you for helping us maintain CNET's great community.
Sorry, there was a problem flagging this post. Please try again now or at a later time.
If you believe this post is offensive or violates the CNET Forums' Usage policies, you can report it below (this will not automatically remove the post). Once reported, our moderators will be notified and the post will be reviewed.
- Collapse -
- Collapse -
Tell more.
- Collapse -
Ahhhhh my schedule.........

I have no schedule. I have an HP Elitebook, 8 gb of Ram, an early i7 processor. I have never cleaned it and I am sure it needs a good cleaning. I use it mostly at night while piled up in bed with it resting on a blanket. I bet there is a blankets worth of lint inside.

Now to figure how to open it up.............


- Collapse -
Laptop does not mean laptop.

Or bed for that matter. It should be used on something like a coffee table to ensure airflow.
Bob's likely right on the cleaning and maybe thermal paste is needed too.

- Collapse -
Even if never done. I don't start with opening it up.

For those machines I suggest getting a pair of cans then without opening the laptop, follow the usual Youtube about dusting via the vents.

Start with a daily cleaning for a week, then weekly for a month and back to the 1st of the month from then on. That usually helps to avoid a trip to the repair counter.

CNET Forums