I noticed my apps started hanging to where I would have to close with task manager or the "x" button on the top corner. I also noticed when I went to windows recovery the little status icon would just stay on there. So I went to safemode and it was freezing less, but the Windows update was still doing the same thing. And it just completely froze even in safemode to where I had to press control alt delete which worked to unfreeze it. Does this sound like a hardware issue? Thanks!