I have a Gigabyte P35W v2 running Windows 8.1, and use an SSD for system and program files, and an HDD for user data.
Last night, while I was browsing the web, the laptop shut off by itself almost without warning (I heard the fan get louder for about half a second) to a black screen. This has actually happened before, but it always started up fine. This time, however, I was not so lucky.
The laptop will not boot. Upon showing the BIOS splash screen, the disk activity indicator light blinks a little, then stops completely. There's no spinner showing that Windows is loading. I also cannot get into the BIOS or the boot menu by mashing F2 or F12 while the laptop starts.
Just a little bit of info: I had the CPU (Intel Core i7-4710HQ) underclocked in an attempt to lower the heat using Intel Extreme Tuning Utility. I have done this since I got the laptop about a year ago. The laptop idles at around 55°C, and runs at most 65°C while web browsing.
The laptop is still covered under the manufacturer 2 year warranty. I want to know what else I can try before sending it in.
Edited by dennis96411, 21 July 2015 - 07:17 PM.