I'm currently on a Toshiba Satellite with i7 processor. It fas worked fine so far until one day it has slowed down to a crippling speed. Many simple tasks like searching, showing the popup of the notification area, or even pressing Windows key can take 5-10 seconds to respond. After that, it runs smooth again until another minute or 2.
I fired up Task manager to see what is going on and nothing is eating the CPU (I did check "show all users"), as a matter of fact, TM also freezes during the 5-10 seconds delay.
I'm thinking maybe is the HD insanely busy, but then I can't explain why I don't hear much activity of it, nor is it anywhere near full (25% used).
Can someone give me tools names that can record such abnormal activity? Could drivers be a problem? It's bought about 2 months ago, and hasn't been reinstalled since.