Laptop freezing for a minute – Windows 10 update? – RedFlagDeals.com Forums

For the past week my laptop seems to go into overload and everything stops working. Current sites stop responding. New browser windows will open but stay empty. Ctl-Alt-Del wont immediately bring up the task manager so I cant see the CPU usage or major process hogs. After the minute passes, all is fine ant task manager comes up. I did notice today that, although the CPU was coming down to normal, Cortana was the highest CPU at 20% but that quickly went away. I don\’t even use Cortana but maybe it is forced/refreshed with the new update?Any thoughts?

Need more info on your machine. How old is it? What\’s the make/CPU? Most importantly what kind of storage do you have and how old is it?Sounds like the symptoms of a dying hard drive to me.

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