I recently installed VirtualBox and an H2 database editor. I noticed Borderlands 2 was acting funny, so I uninstalled them both and ran Malwarebytes and avast to check if they were viruses. Nothing bad came up. Now Borderlands 2 is lagging at inopportune times and hanging on every other loading screen, forcing me to Ctrl-Alt-Del and restart Steam before I can get back to it.
I’m running Windows 8.1. The game says it’s 32-bit and uses DirectX 9. I am using an ASUS gaming laptop with NVIDIA GeForce graphics. I have 8 GB of RAM.
The room I am playing in is pretty warm, so maybe it’s an overheating issue? If I need to uninstall/reinstall the game, how do I do that on Steam? It might be a software conflict. I have little idea what’s going on. I just know that my $1,000+ baby is acting strange and I can’t fix it.