Things were working fine until the other day. I've attempted a system restore with no positive results. I've scanned with Avira AntiVir, symantecs activex scan, and malwarebytes and spybot S&D all updated and from safemode. rootkit revealer showed no signs of anything hiding. I tried using process mon to troubleshoot the issue but when the system locks up, procmon can't properly eof its log file so it errors when trying to analyze it.
Basically what I'm seeing is,
- the system boots fine until its finished loading the desktop wallpaper, but hangs for about a minute before displaying the icons/startbar
- after this the icons are unresponsive for a short time (less than a minute)
- if I kill explorer.exe from taskman and reexecute it, the same hang occurs, but I get the feeling that the hang is in something that explorer is calling rather than in the binary itself, I have no idea why I think that its just an instinct.
- when I'm using the machine for awhile, (often when I'm watching youtube videos but I've un/reinstalled flash player and my browser) the video will stop dead and over the course of the next 10 seconds the machine will slow down and become completely unresponsive even the mouse will not move and sometimes my pc speaker will make a continual beeeeeeep.
Any advice on how I could troubleshoot this issue would be greatly appreciated.