Slow menus, Windows Explorer freezing

Discussion in 'Windows 7 Help and Support' started by jxW, Jun 11, 2010.

  1. jxW

    jxW New Member

    Jun 11, 2010
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    If anybody can give me some advice on this, it would be greatly appreciated.

    I’m running Windows 7 on my laptop. For the last week, I have experienced the following problems:
    - Right-click on files, menus, etc is delayed about 15sec
    - Firefox will freeze any time I click on something (same with IE)
    - Computer will freeze when opening any program and most won’t load, like iTunes)
    - Folders on desktop will disappear randomly, and reappear a few seconds later
    - Entire screen will turn white, including Windows menu bar

    When I turned my computer on one time, it began something I believe is a CHKDSK, but this did not seem to do anything. Again, the computer did this by itself upon startup, I did not do this manually.

    *** I also cannot get my laptop to recognize an external HDD…If someone could tell me how to do this (in safe mode, or something) I could just save the files I need and restore the computer)

    Thanks anyone who can help
  2. Mitchell_A

    Mitchell_A Excellent Member

    Feb 7, 2009
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    Hello, and welcome to the Windows 7 Forums :)

    Have you tried Defragmenting? First run Disk Cleanup, followed by the Disk Defragmenter.
    Have you recently made any hardware change to your PC? What about software?

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