I've been having a problem with my computer for over a month and figured it might be time to ask for help as I've been unable to solve it myself.
I have a Asus N81VG laptop that I bought in 2009 and recently it has been freezing with no other way to recover other than reboot. The issue seems to be random in nature, I have not really noticed particular activities that set it off, I do often have many programs open at once but I've had it happen even with just google chrome open. I have attached a picture of one of one of the many freeze screens, sometimes I get the checkered patterns, other times just black, the most recent solid pink and almost always with a white square where the cursor was. Sometime the screen will go back to what was on it when it froze, other times will go to solid black after a few minutes.
In some cases right before the crash the mouse cursor will change icons to an odd looking 8 bit cursor, never have had time to capture this phenonmenon. Recently the longest I think ive gone without a crash is 2 days. Putting the computer to sleep and letting it cool does not seem to help either so not sure if its an overheating issue. I have scanned for viruses with AVG and malwarebytes, cleaned and fixed registry issues with Ccleaner and none of that has helped so I'm guessing its hardware. First thought was graphics card, does this look like a sign of it failing? Next thought was RAM, not sure how I can check this though. Third thought was the battery could be bad, tested running on AC only and thought I had it figured out but it crashed again after a day or so running.
This is my first post here so sorry if I did not format everything right, any help would be greatly appreciated as this is getting unbearable.
Edited by hamluis, 15 February 2014 - 01:28 PM.
Moved from Win 7 to Internal Hardware - Hamluis.