So, recently, my computer has started to slow significantly, including booting, transferring files via cut/copy and paste, trying to rename a file, open Properties of a file, sometimes even just selecting a file, software (including Windows Explorer.exe) stops responding and needs to be manually stopped, boot times are extremely slow, etc.
Specifically with transferring documents using copy/cut and paste, sometimes explorer.exe freezes and never moves the document or it takes several minutes to have the transfer take place. The fewer the number of files transferring, the more often this problem arises.
If I have to manually end the task explorer.exe twice or more, I am unable to access the file system until I reboot.
The programs with the worst track record thus far are as follows:
1. Windows Explorer.exe
2. Adobe Acrobat 9.5
3. Outlook 2010 (32-bit)
4. Microsoft Word 2010
I recently updated Adobe Acrobat Pro from 9.3 to 9.5.
I provide a few of the error reports.
I am running Windows 7 64-bit SP1.
Question: what is the best way to troubleshoot these problems?
Any ideas as to what is going wrong?