As per my post on this chain:
I am seeking help to pinpoint an unhealthy issue where my Asus N61JQ laptop freezes randomly in windows, I hear the fan (on the side) turn off for a few moments and mouse and keyboard are functionless causing the need to power cycle, unplug power cable and restart. On reboot, right after this freezing in windows occurs, I hear the fan spin up real fast quite often and there is no movement on the Asus post screen. After several power cycles, and sometimes waiting a few minutes the laptop starts up again and this issue sometimes doesn't occur for another few days and sometimes in the past, weeks in-between freezing issues. It has been increasingly freezing as of late so that's the reason for concern as I use my laptop for work and would hate the downtime. Best advice I could find was that it wasn't any malware issue, but possibly a bad hard drive or BIOS related issue but it's doubtful that it's BIOS related since BIOS is up-to-date.
Any advice would be greatly appreciated.
Edited by hamluis, 06 May 2013 - 03:26 PM.
Moved from Win 7 to Internal Hardware - Hamluis.