In the past week I've suddenly started having a lot of problems with my Gigabyte P35K-CF2 laptop (purchased in Dec 2013, OS Windows 8.1 64-bit). At any given time regardless of what I'm doing with it, the computer will freeze for a couple of minutes max. The mouse cursor still moves but I can't click anything and the keyboard won't respond.
In addition, during startup the computer may get stuck in a loop of errors and reboots (the errors include INACCESSIBLE_BOOT_DEVICE and IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL). The startup time has also increased significantly from when the device was new, from sub 10sec to around half a minute. Also, today when I figured a fresh re-install of Windows might help, Windows' reset feature complained that the required partition is missing.
I've always installed updates via Windows Update and Gigabyte's Smart Update, and have never deleted anything from the boot SSD's Windows folder. Up until now the laptop has been fantastic and I've really enjoyed using it, but now I'm at a complete loss. Please, can you help me get my laptop back into working condition?
EDIT: Just now I had a BSOD with IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL (iaStor.sys), could this be a hint of what needs to be done?
Edited by DrDivi, 21 May 2014 - 02:11 AM.