Recently my laptop has been experiencing times in which the system slows down considerably. For example I go to click something in the task bar and suddenly I can't click on anything else. After a few moments it unlocks and continues with the function, but on a few occasions the computer completely froze, with my option to hold in the restart button.
Now I recently did a bit of a fix up, so this could be my own ignorence at work. With the help of a friend who took IT we shut down some of the uneccessary processes and startups in MSCONFIG. Is it possible that something I turned off in there is the cause of this problem?
Some other things I did recently are installing AVG antivirus (My previous program Trend Mircro expired) and Sygate personal firewall found on oldversions.com.
Other things include firefox being slow in loading webpages, even though other downloads, like files still seems to be pretty high. Most of the time the systems performes pretty fast thanks to the process reduction, but these slowdown periods and the especially the freezing are hindering my school work.
And yes I did go through the malware search, and came up with nothing that seemed to cause the problem.