I would like to thank you in advance for at least reading about my problem.
The title of the topic says it all actually.. Since three (or maybe four) days, my computer has become extremely slow, you couldn't imagine how patient I have to be for typing this one sentence, for it has taken up exactly 9 and a half minute (luckily I don't type many mistakes..).
I think it all began when I wanted to view a video on youtube, there I noticed the sound played fully, but the video only showed snapshots, like it was a slideshow. But the rest of my computer seemed fine, speedy as always, even my internet connection had nothing to complain about.
Then, the next day, I wanted to play an avi file, first in windows media player, but that had the same issue as the youtube video, so I tried divx-player, which had.. the same problem..
Naturally, I suspected something was wrong, so I opened my trusty firefox and googled for a solution.. which it didn't give me.. -_-' But then, while loading my inbox for gmail, my computer froze..
That's when the sh** began..
The next boot I did, went really slowly, sometimes it froze up in the middle of doing so. And since then, my computer is slow in everything it does. It doesn't really matter if any programs are open and working, the cpu always reaches high levels, going back and forth from 0% to 100% all the time.
I've run a bunch of anti-spy/malware and anti-virus programs, but none of them came up with something.
I've cleaned up my registry, I defragmented my drives.. all to no result.
I am clueless of what might be the cause of this..
And if you think you know an answer, please , help me out, because I am in the middle of my exams for my veterinarian studies, and I could use the help of the almighty internet..
Many thanks in advance,