First, let us know more about your computer such as make and model, processor speed, RAM, things like that.
Next, because it appears like there are programs running in the background which are bogging down your computer, start by uninstalling any programs you don't need. (Such problems are frequently cause by two antivirus/security programs running which conflict. If that's the case here, uninstall all your security programs, except for one.) After that, prevent unnecessary startup programs from running in the background by pressing the Windows key + R, at the same time to bring up the "Run" line. Type "msconfig" in the Run line and press the Enter key. Once the System Configuration Tool loads, select the "Startup" tab, then UNCHECK the boxes next to some of the unnecessary programs running in the background, the click on "Apply", then OK and restart the computer. To determine which ones can be unchecked, click on the link below and search for any startup items you have questions about:
Of course, because this could be malware related, you probably should perform some scans with the tools listed in the link below. Click on the link and follow the steps to the letter.
“Expand” the post titled: "Please try this" at the link below:
Hope this helps.
First of all, I am completely new to the forums, so I hope I'm not breaking any rules.
Basically, I've got this rather odd problem which I have no idea how to fix. Good portion of my image files, as well as some tabs in the Start window (such as Games), alongside stuff like System tab in control panel and many more make my PC completely unusable for the next 2 minutes while it tries to load whatever I've opened. It doesn't succeed, it doesn't allow me to alt tab or switch to another tab or program, it just stands on this one program that tries to load always without success.
However, probably the weirdest thing about it all is that once it shows that the opened tab is not responding, it also adds the message that goes - Windows explorer has stopped working - providing options such as closing the program, waiting for the program to respond or restarting the program.
And to top it all off, no matter what option i choose, the program that I've opened will close, flashing to a completely clear desktop for a short second, and then just nothing happens. Other than my taskbar changing into more or less this (mine looks pretty much like the one on the bottom).
That would i think sum up all of my difficulties as of right now. It's been bugging me for a while and I was just scared to post about it on the forums due to my lack of knowledge about computers in general.
If there is anyone that has any suggestions it will be very much appreciated!