Last night I had my laptop running, playing music through Itunes, when all of a sudden my computer started running very very slow. Now I have Norton 360 installed so I am used to occasional slowdowns when something is updating or scanning in the background, but this has now been going on for a day and a half. I'm not sure exactly what is causing the problem but the light which flashes showing some activity is going on is always blinking or at a steady pace, even when I'm not on my computer. I've looked at the processes that are running but I'm nervous about stopping any of them because I don't want to screw my computer up.
I have run additional Adware and Malware scans on top of the scans that Norton performs. Does anyone have any idea what might be causing this slowdown? My computer has become so slow that the mouse no longer glides along the screen, it jumps, and I can not play a song on my laptop because it pauses every 2 or 3 second.
My specs are:
Microsoft Windows XP
Service Pack 3
HP AMD Turion 64 Mobile Processor ML-37, 2.0 GHz
1 GB of RAM
If you need any other information please let me know. All of your help is, as always, appreciated.