Unfortunately, I do not have my Windows 7 copy on me, so I can't go too far as to do a complete clean install. However, I wonder if there are some potential errors in the updates themselves, and how my system is handling the updates. It has been like this for quite some time.
After updating and such, and AFTER logging in, Windows will start up the services as usual, then maybe 30 seconds later, suppose I try to open my Internet browser, and everything else freezes. I can still move the cursor, but all else is unresponsive, making a hard boot necessary. CRTL + ALT + DELETE also does not work when this happens. Your 2-bits are appreciated, thanks. Here is some information on my setup if it helps.
OS: Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit SP1
CPU: Intel Pentium E5400 2.70GHz
RAM: 6.00 GB Dual-Channel DDR3
Motherboard: ASUSTek CM5571
Hard Drive: 932GB Western Digital WDC ATA