Within the last week, Google Chrome would start hanging when I attempted to use it. The bottom bar would mention the cache. Googling the issue indicated that there was an issue where the cache could become corrupt. Clearing the cache did nothing for me, so I gave up on it and moved over to Firefox. ... Firefox and IE exhibit the same issues.
So I move onto possibilities of malware. I run scans with several malware tools, virus scans, and they all will hang for a period before resuming. As will Windows Explorer.
So last night, I put Memtest on a USB stick, fire it up and let it run overnight. Bottom message this morning indicates that it completed, no issues found. I'm letting it run all day today just to be sure.
Is there anything else I can try before popping in the system restore disk (for the 3rd time) and nuking the system from orbit? If it still persists, I suppose I'll call it a hardware issue and start working the phones with Cyberpower.
I'm kinda frustrated at the moment.