I have a 4 year old HP Pavillion PC. It’s becoming very bloated and slow- the memory is 90-something percent full. I’m not sure what will happen when it reaches 100 percent, but I don’t want to find out. I do run spyware checks and whatnot regularly, I just have a lot of programs and pictures, I guess. What would happen if I did a factory restore thing? Would it be just like a new computer, and I could start all over with it? My oldest son says no, but he didn’t tell me why not. Depending on the advice I may or may not get here, I will go through the sticky about slow computers, but I’m sure I do most of the recommended stuff already.
Also, every morning when I turn my computer on from it’s sleep mode, it gets hung up and very slow and this box pop ups that says something about unresponsive script and do I want to stop it or continue it, or something to that effect. Sometimes it resolves fairly quickly, but sometimes it can take a half an hour or more. It’s usually on gmail when it does that, but has done it on other pages, as well, and it can happen at random times during the day, but always at startup. What’s up with that? My son just says I broke it. My son is a smartass.