The actual KB number might help us as to whether you had a routine monthly update or whether your computer just updated/upgraded to the latest 1803 version. (Of course, that's assuming you're using Windows 10 because you didn't actually tell us which operating system or which version of said OS you're using.)
In the meantime, instead of a basic restart, please try shutting the computer down completely. Wait for a few minutes then restart it again. Does that help? A full shutdown seems to be helping some machines.
Next, try running Chkdsk like this:
It seems as though the Windows 10 "upgrade" process may not install all the files correctly, or maybe they're damaged, or maybe something else, but running Chkdsk has fixed quite a few of these minor glitches. Try running Chkdsk in "repair" mode to find any damaged files and correct them. Start by opening a command prompt as an admin. RIGHT click on the Start button, choose "Command Prompt (Admin). (Or type "Command" in the search line, then RIGHT click on the "Command Prompt" listing at the top, choose "Run as admin".) Once there, type chkdsk /f /r /x, leaving the appropriate spaces between the letters as shown, then press the Enter key. You should see a note that it can't be run till a restart is done, type "Y" for yes, then press the Enter key again. Close the command prompt and restart the computer. Chkdsk will run upon restart and will take quite a while to finish.. Don't panic when the progress bar stays at 10% for a long time. It's fairly normal and the Chkdsk process may take a couple of hours.
When it's finished, it will boot to your normal startup/lock screen and you can login normally and then see if things are working correctly again.
Hope this helps.
The problem all started about 3 days ago. Windows was continuously telling me about a update, which i kept putting back a hour because I was busy with things on my computer. My computer was running as fine as ever, no issues at all. I finally decided to let the update go, and I went to sleep, not aware of what the horrible result would be when I woke up. When I start my computer now, there is a black screen before the actual login screen with my username where i enter my password. this never happened before. It seems to continue to the next screen when I simply click. I sign in, and everything seemed fine. But No. Now my computer was moving so incredibly slow. I checked the wifi, thats perfectly fine. There's no background processes. There's nothing on my computer and its moving deathly slow. I try opening one of my computer games that always performed perfectly fine. It's unplayable because its moving so slow. The entire game is laggy, my mouse cant even move much before the screen freezes a second. I try opening another one of my games. Right as the actual app opens, the game closes and sends me back to the launcher. No luck at all. This is crazy, this has never happened before.
Here's the steps I've taken to try and fix this issue.
1. I tried reinstalling some of my apps, obviously that isn't going to work
2. I tried restarting my pc, I thought perhaps my computer just booted up incorrectly and carried over problems.
4. windows defender did a full scan for viruses. Nothing located
3. I had tried a bunch of things I looked up online on "windows update making my computer slow" tried using the command prompt etc, nothing worked
4. I had to fully reset the computer several times now. It does not work still. I tried to restore windows to a previous version but it said it cannot do this and sent me back. I fully cleaned the drive, I just removed my apps one time. I used as many troubleshooters as possible.
Fully restarting my computer, cleaning the drive didn't even help. The computer actually isn't slow until I actually try downloading one of my apps. once I try downloading and using the apps I used to run easy and perfectly, the computer starts moving at incredibly slow, laggy speeds. it's insane.
I'm not 100% sure if this was caused by an update, but it MUST be. If it was a virus, it would be gone as I cleaned my computers entire drive / reset the system. (the longer reset) I also made sure I did a full scan with windows defender, and I always had my windows defender firewall up. I don't believe it was a virus. My computer just started not working for no reason. But how can the update still be there if I made a clean installation of windows?
recently, whenever I try redownloading some of my games, it says "your system does not meet the requirements" I tried installing intels graphic drivers, "system does not meet requirements"
How is this happening all of a sudden? my computer always used to meet the requirements before. Whats going on? Is my computer just worse now? did the specs get worse? why cant I download or play games I used to play fine? my computer cannot even download games now. it says my computer doesnt meet requirements. thats impossible.