My desktop pc's behavior has changed dramatically and for the worse. It's a build I completed about six months ago and have not had any issues until now. Normally, my pc goes to 'sleep' after 30 minutes of non-use. The power button on the front of the case flashes when it's in sleep mode. All I have to do is push the button and the pc fires right up.
So, I did that yesterday. When the pc woke up, I had a couple of Firefox browsers open to websites I had been reading through earlier that day. When I clicked on various links to articles to read, the response to those articles was very slow. It would take as long as a minute to open up the new page. I shut down Firefox then double clicked the browser icon again to open a fresh browser, but that took 2-3 minutes for the browser window to pop up. I've also had several messages pop up telling me that Firefox is already running even though there is no Firefox browser window viewable on the monitor.
I rebooted the pc - the reboot seemed fine - and then opened a new Firefox browser. It worked as fast as ever. Accessing programs at this point was fine as well. So I figured a glitch of some sort and went on my way.
Later in the evening, the pc was asleep again. Fired it up and again experienced the same, slow problems. Did an Internet speed test. That was fine. So whatever is going on is with the pc itself - hardware or maybe Windoes OS - I'm not sure.
I shut the pc down for the night, got up this morning and started it up. The startup process froze. Ended up pressing the reset button to restart, this time it booted successfully, but I'm experiencing the same slow responses when online and when accessing programs.
No idea what's happening. I did change settings so the pc would no longer enter 'sleep' mode at all.
Your assistance is greatly appreciated.
I have run the following diagnostic tests and all have passed:
Avast Virus Scan
Seagate HDD Test
Here's my system specs:
ASRock Z87 Killer motherboard w/integrated graphics and sound
Intel Core i5 4670 3.40gHz
8GB DDR3 RAM
Seagate 1TB HDD
Corsair CX750M PSU
Windows 7 Professional 64-bit SP1
Edited by Webslinger64, 05 August 2014 - 11:00 AM.