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Momentarily Freezes


This is a very vague problem i am having here, but bear with me, ill try to provide as many details as i can i'll start off with the basics. I am on an acer aspire 5517 laptop running windows 7 home premium 64 bit with 4 gigs of ram and an amd athlon l310 dual core proc at 1. 2 ghz. Recently, my computer started to have this problem.

Every so often, the computer will just hang up, but only for a second or two, at longest 3 seconds. When these freezes occur and i happen to be monitoring resource usage, when the freeze is over, i will note that cpu usage is at 100 percent with the 'system' task using 99 percent.

This is mostly just a minor annoyance as when i am working, the mouse will momentarily freeze up as well as whatever i was working on. This is most noticeable when i am watching video, as the video will freeze. Sometimes however, the audio will continue playing and when the freeze stops, i will see all the frames in between when it freeze and where it currently is fly by very quickly.

However, the audio will sometimes stop as well. Another example is when i am typing and one of these freezes will happen. The screen will stop updating, but if i keep typing, all the text will appear when the freeze stops. As far as i have noticed, this problem is not local to any one specific program, it is a problem with windows itself i believe, but i'll leave that judgment to the professionals.


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