Recently, my laptop has been pausing at regular intervals of about 30 secs - 30 secs pause, 30 secs normal "behavior". I tried scanning the computer with antivirus software (AVG) but I don't get any viruses or any alerts. I also tried SystemCare and some other programs but the system is clean. Running Winamp results in the aforementioned pauses, but when I tried running the same program in the background, say, when I'm playing Warcraft 3, it played fine. Same goes for Office Word, I have to run a game like Jewel Quest or Warcraft 3 and alt-tab out just keep Office Word from pausing. Any tips/help/workaround would be greatly appreciated.