Here is a copy of a portion of an email i sent to HP (to save me typing it out)
1 ) Program freeze ups. Where I have to close a program to get another to run. With 2 gigs of ram I shouldn't have to do this. Not multiple programs at once either I can have 3 running and have to shut down 2 just to get 1 running. It wont allow me to right click, double click, bring up IE etc.
2)On occasions I click on a folder either on the desktop as an icon or
one listed when I click the Windows button and it does not show the
items in the folder it takes me to a search screen. I have to restart
the computer to be able to view the files in the folder.Then it will work fine for about a half hour then back to licking up. When on a website i notice a little "web page error" at bottom left corner at times. Or I try to view one of my pictures, it will flash as if its going to come up then doesnt.
4) I purchased an HP notebook before this only to return it because of
the same problems plus problems with the dvd/cd rom drive. Hoping it was just a fluke, it wasn't it appears.( I went through 3 HPs only to return them all)
Very frustrating problem, and no "techs" at HP had any clue how to fix it and I'm experiencing same issues with the Sony Vaio i bought as a replacement. I can't find this isue listed on any web forums either GRRRRR On all machines they were brand new with vista home premium installed. ON the last HP, a tech suggested dont add any of my programs and see how it runs then add programs gradually,no luck with just there software still had same issues. Also had same issues when HD was reformatted to factory condition. I've done adware scans,virus scans,RAM checks,software tweaks, you name it, nothing comes up or helps.
Only thing left I can think of is id mt Wireless Vonage Linksys router is having issues with Vista somehow. GRRRR, very frustrating,PLEASE HELP!!