1. The past couple days applications are extremely slow to open and sometimes don't open. Can't force quit and a restart does not fix the issue.
2. Sometimes when the lid is closed and Chrome is left open, parts of the Chrome window will be scrambled. See Pic. Close Chrome and reopen fixes the issue.
The system is running 10.6.8. Hard drive passes disk utility checks. Hard drive passes Crystal Disk Info test when attached to another system. Time Machine backup works with no problems.