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Windows Vista forum: Lag/Freezing after startup (not in Safe Mode)

by: RMS5986 April 13, 2013 9:47 AM PDT

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Lag/Freezing after startup (not in Safe Mode)

by RMS5986 - 4/13/13 9:47 AM

Last night my computer started to lag while playing a game, so I went to the home screen to see if there was an update or something causing the lag. While on the home screen, the computer lagged to a hault and froze. I had to do a hard restart. I have 2 video cards, 1 family pack one, and a Nvidia one that I use gaming. Upon restart, the computer restarted using the family pack one (the screen was smaller and resolution not as good) there was a notification for my Nvidia card asking to install...? I installed and had to restart.. After restarting, within the first 5 minutes, my computer is fine, no lag. Once everything booted up and I go to click on a program, my mouse icon starts to lag for roughly 2minutes and then it no longer moves and my screens freezes. If I let it go and wait, the screen will begin to flash a little bit and then go black, during which time the pc will restart. Upon the restart, it says that the pc didnt shut down properly... I restarted and noticed that I had an update for my Nvidia card.. So I had to start in safe mode and Update my Nvidia. I restarted and the pc is still doing it.. I read that updating drivers can help.. Im sorry but im not very good with computers. ive been using them for over 10 years now, but I dont know much about drivers and what not.. If someone can PLEASE help me, it would be greatly appreciated.. Until then I will do more research and see if I can fix this somehow.. Thanks.

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