I thought that maybe the cleaning software had messed up my registry so I did a full format of my drive reinstalled windows and started with a clean slate. I first installed all of the new drivers, mother board and graphics card. Then proceeded to install all of my other software. One of the problems from before the format was that fire fox would stop responding and take forever to load. Now after the format I could go to all of the software websites and load pages and download files with no problem. I got all of my software from filehippo.com and downloads.com. I then proceeded to install all of my video games let it run all night while it installed my steam games. The next afternoon everything was working fine until I started to install gears of war. My computer sat there decompressing the install files for 4 hours and the loading bar never moved. I restarted before this install and when the loading bar stopped I could still operate the entire computer I could go to my start menu and everything but gears of war would not install.
I restarted the computer and tried again and again it stopped at decompressing for hours. Firefox and exeplorer.exe now also become (not responsive) every five seconds.
Any ideas because I am out, all online support for slow and unresponsive always point to a virus, or malware. They suggest repairing windows and running virus scans.
I completely reinstalled windows, scanned any file I was importing from the previous install with two different anti-virus programs.
All I can think is that the Nvidia driver is doing it or my hard drive is crap. I looked online for finding out if your hard drive is bad and all I found was obvious stuff like the drive is making loud noises or windows isn't loading.
I am planning on reinstalling windows again from a clean slate and going with the old 186.18 Nvidia driver but I have never had any issues with nvidia before, and it seems strange that the drivers would work fine for a day then just stop all of the sudden.
Also I had done all of windows updates as well and had service pack 2 installed.
Any help would be great,