Okay, been hunting around for some kind of solution to this problem. I've run virus checkers, checked my drivers. I don't know what the problem is. Starting to think it's something very fundamental though since it occurred even while in Safe Mode. Basically random applications freeze at different times. I can literally be using one program and it will freeze, click on another program and start using it till the freeze on the original program is done. It's about 30 or so seconds and my mouse still works fine. Sometimes when it starts to freeze I can minimize it. I can't bring up task manager while it's freezing and after using the computer for long enough, it will tend to go away, but when i turn it off and on again or let it into sleep mode, the problem will come back. At first I thought I needed the windows hotfix kb2265716 but when i tried to install it, it said the update was not applicable to my computer. I was certain it was the right version, but now I'm just confused. This is really annoying. Can anyone help?