Hi people, monkeypants is back, and what grander fashion in which to rearrive than with a computer question?
Seriously though, the computer help I have seen others get on the SDMB has completely overwhelmed the help I have experienced elsewhere in both quantity, quality, response time, and strings-attachedness.
Anyway, here we go. For over a year now my computer has had periods of intermittent slowness. They occur roughly every ten minutes, and for one minute or so the Internet will not work. That is how I discovered the problem - we got Road Runner cable modem service at home and every ten minutes or so the computer would freeze up. You can move the mouse and click stuff, and the little E will spin, and the lights on the cable modem will continue to flash, but nothing new will happen. I screamed at the Road Runer people a lot, and eventually gave up. I have just recently realized that it is not just an Internet problem. I happened to try to open a new folder in the Windows Explorer during one of the “periods”, and it waited until the period was over, at which point the folder opened, and my Internet pages also came up, etc. What the hell could be causing this? I recently ran Adaware and removed some crap (death to Gator and Bonzi Buddy) but that hasn’t solved the problem. Any ideas? Thanks in advance.