my 6 month old asus laptop has recently started crashing often - about once a day on average. one time it replaced all the text in 2 files i had open in wordpad with spaces after a crash, and also it has deleted the recent stuff i saved in a wordpad file.
i have run kaspersky and avira free antiviruses, but they haven't found anything - though they said they couldn't scan a lot of files.
edit* - just tried to use malwarbytes and it crashes about 83000 files in when in the appdata section. - it has done this twice.
sorry for being such a noob and leaving out lots of relevant information - but i am desperate and don't have the time or energy to try to figure this out myself anymore, and my laptop has transformed from a sacred place to collect my thoughts to an enemy in my midst.
please help! i promise i help others when i can - i'm not some ungrateful doobag.
thanks in advance.
Edited by briangle, 30 November 2013 - 02:16 PM.