To clarify the title,
My computer, one day after downloading several images off of Deviantart (they seem not to be the issue), randomly started to freeze as my computer began to load too much ("too much" is a seemingly random amount).
Status of the freeze:
Usually it's a total lock down, with no animations playing on the screen, no ability to move the mouse, no ability to bring up Task Manager, and the easiest solution is to just hold the power button for a few seconds and forcibly restart my computer. If it happens while audio is playing, then sometimes (I really don't know how often) a few centiseconds of the audio will repeatedly play in a very glitchy fashion.
Steps I've taken to find out what this is:
Ran full scans of EVERYTHING with Malwarebytes Anti-Malware, Avast!, and SUPERAntiSpyware, using the free version for all them. Nothing notable was found, only basic bad cookies, two PUPs (one of which is a false positive and I have not gotten rid of, I believe), and that's really about it.
With that out of the way, we can move on to the possible problems. HOWEVER, BEFORE I LIST THEM, I would VERY much like it if anyone kind enough to help would /not/ assume this is the issue just after seeing it, as I want to do /everything/ I can that might potentially stop the issue until it is resolved.
My current theory is that my computer (a PC) is physically damaged internally. We have had our computer set up sideways laying on the large flat side for quite awhile, and that made it's fans work a lot harder. I later looked up what could be causing the freeze, and internal damage due to potential overheating and the hardware inside not being made for horizontal gravity could be it. However, now that we've lifted our computer back to it's normal, intended posture, the fans haven't had to work hardly at all, but somehow we still get the freezes, so it might be that internal damage has caused this to happen.
That being said, I talked with an online friend and he said that his computer wasn't even getting past the "Welcome!" screen, and then he adjusted some things in the hardware and it was totally fixed, so I have hope that someone here knows exactly what's going on.
I want to apologize if it takes time for me to get back to anyone that responds, my life is a bit erratic and that doesn't help with getting onto online forums. I also want to HUGELY thank anyone that is willing to help with this; I would never be able to do this on my own.
Edited by Snazzy Pierre, 17 August 2015 - 04:45 PM.