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Old 04-19-2009, 12:20 PM   #1
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Default Computer keeps lagging/freezing

I have a Toshiba Laptop running Windows XP Home Edition. I use a school-Provided MCafee virus protection software and I have all Microsoft updates.

Recently, I find that my computer will lag, I can still move the mouse around, but everything else freezes. I can't click anything, and after several seconds, I can click things again. I don't know what could possibly be making this happen, but it is incredibly frustrating when I'm trying to do work.

Does anyone have any solutions?

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Old 04-19-2009, 12:26 PM   #2
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Default Re: Computer keeps lagging/freezing

Download AVG free 8.5 and run it. McAfee is a horrible anti virus, you can also try Avast



it just sounds like a simple virus.

Do you know how to get into safe mode?

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Old 04-19-2009, 12:41 PM   #3
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The school provided Mcafee software should be doing the job as long as you keep it updated.

Have you installed any new software before this started happening?
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