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So, I was having problems with daily freezes on my old ASUS n80v laptop I bought in '08, so I replaced the HDD, and installed Windows 8.1. Those issues associated with the old hard drive are gone, and the computer is a little more snappy with the fresh HDD and 8.1; good enough for a secondary college laptop.
The small problems:
Although the daily freezes have stopped, I'm experiencing a much less frequent issue where the computer seems to be sleeping (LCD back-light off), and doesn't respond to any key presses. The quick fix is to do a hard shut down and reboot. This does not happen every time it sleeps.
Another issue, even less common, is that the computer gets stuck at the motherboard splash screen. This has only happened twice.
I had thought my computer was done for, but after taking the computer apart to try to find the CMOS battery on the mobo (and failing to locate it), I put the battery and the HDD back in, and it booted. I'm still curious as to why this might have happened.
Besides the HDD, keyboard, and battery (which I believe have all been running seamlessly), all other hardware in it is the original from when I purchased the PC in 2008.
Does anybody have any ideas, or any testing software suggestions I can use to test my computer's components? Could it be my motherboard?
Much appreciation to anyone who can give any suggestion!
Edited by HungryEyes, 29 September 2014 - 03:40 PM.