I have been having some problems with my laptop for the past week or so. I have Windows Vista Home Premium, and recently, my computer starts to freeze after moments of inactivity or when I try to use my computer after a moment of inactivity (>10 minutes or so). Sometimes I can still move the mouse, but nothing responds and I'm forced to hold down the power button. CHKDSK would then run during the next startup attempt and correct some problems.
It is quite bizarre. I ran in safe mode and did not encounter this problem. I also have Linux Mint on this computer, and that didn't have any issues either. Thinking it was something wrong with Vista, I performed a system restore to 3/8. The problem however, is still there. I didn't have a screensaver before, so I went to add one just to see if it would do anything, and my computer froze on the screensaver. Does anyone know why this is happening? It didn't do this before...Did I get a virus or something? I ran MalwareBytes and Kaspersky in safe mode but didn't find anything.
Edit: Whoops, I bumped into the submit button somehow before I finish entering the subject. Cant figure out how to delete thread either.
Edited by zcooler, 16 March 2012 - 11:00 PM.