My Windows 7 PC has been partially freezing recently. I say partially because I'm still able to mouse around the screen and interact with open windows a little bit, but it's mostly useless and I have to do a hard reset.
This seems to happen when I'm watching a YouTube video (using Chrome) after I've had it paused a while in order for it to buffer.
I have run virus scans (Microsoft Security Essentials) and malware scans (Malwarebytes) and both have come up negative.
I have also cleared cleared the cache (CCleaner) and defragmented the drives (Defraggler) and that didn't seem to help either.
I built this computer back in February so it isn't even a year old yet so it should be THAT full of crap yet that it would need a fresh install so I'm hoping someone has some advise so I don't have to go through all that trouble.