God, I typed this out already but the stupid thing decided to freeze yet again, so this copy probably won't be as detailed.
I have an Eee PC 1000H. It likes to freeze a lot.
I thought this was a virus problem as AVG showed up saying I have a virus. Trojan horse Crypt.MSZ although it said I removed it.
It would freeze quite frequently while browsing the internet, using both Opera and Chrome.
When I played Solitare while waiting for files to backup, it seemed perfectly fine though.
But then I reinstalled Windows.
The freezing still occurs, and I haven't had a chance to mess it up.
I've noticed that if I had a Windows Live Messenger conversation opened before it froze I can still send and receive messages from that person. But nothing else works. Can't Crtl Alt Delete, press the start button, nothing.
Also: just discovered this like 5 minutes ago. My dad suggested that I put a straw near the side where the hot air comes out and blow in attempt to clean the fan area slightly. I did that and I heard something rattling inside. I'm kinda thinking that has something to do with this?
Looking for other suggestions on what I could do/try.
(I wouldn't say I'm completely computer illiterate, but I definitely do not trust myself opening anything up so I'll have to get my dad to do it, who knows how long it'll take him to finally get started :\)
Also, semi-related.. In the internet connection area, it's been validating identity all day. I know when my computer freezes because the circle stops moving on the computer icon. But how do I get it to stop validating identity?
Thanks in advance!