Since you guys were such awesome help before I thought I'd come to you with my latest computer issue.
I came in from work this morning, hopped on the computer to do a few things and then went and took a nap. I woke up a few hours later (about four) and went back to the computer. I immediately noticed that the time was wrong; it was stuck at 8:52 am and the actual time was 12:26 pm. I then noticed that Firefox (the browser I had up) had the notification on that it was unresponsive. I tried to launch the task manager and the enter system locked up. Nothing would work and the little blue circle just kept going around and around. I waited several minutes before finally turning the computer off and then turning it back on (I know that's bad but I really couldn't figure out what else to do). I started the computer again, and almost instantly it froze again. I did the same thing (hard reboot) and started it in safe mode. No problems. I ran a scan with AVG and nothing was found. I cleaned the cache and cookies and started the computer again. Same problem (freezing after start up). I powered it down AGAIN (I'm sure some of you are cringing by now lol) and started in Safe Mode again and did a System Restore. Started it again and again...it froze after a few minutes. Powered it down AGAIN. Started it Again and here we are.
The only thing I've done differently this time is that instead of using Firefox as a browser I'm using Chrome. So far it's been working for about a half an hour LOL. I haven't added any programs in about a month and haven't downloaded anything (other than a few gifs) in about a week. I'm really not sure what happened and any tips or advice would be super appreciated.
Oh, and I checked my drivers on the Intel Driver Utility and they are all up to date.
Windows Edition: Windows 7 Home Premium
Service Pack 1
Model: Vostro 320
Processor: Pentium(R) Dual-Core CPU E5500 @2.80GHz 2.79GHz
Installed Memory(RAM) 2.00 GB
System Type: 32 Bit Operating System
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