My computer has been freezing up randomly ever since I got it. I've been fine with it until now since its gotten worse and worse. It froze up 7 times today and they have been getting more and more frequent. It responds after freezing up after 10 minutes only to freeze up AGAIN 10 minutes later. My caps lock button on my computer doesn't light up when I click it and when the computer responds again the internet is disconnected from it and has to reconnect. I've tried updating my drivers and I tried memtest but nothing is working. Another thing is that when it starts working again my hard drive gets very loud and a lot of the time programs take ages to start as well. It seems to freeze up the most when I am on either Google Chrome or downloading games off Steam.
Does anyone have an idea on whats wrong or how I can fix this problem?
First thing is to do a full virus and spyware scan, even better is to just install a clean setup of Windows on it. Is this a new computer? Did you install a bunch of questionable programs on it like torrents or ripped games, or a hacked OS?
I did a full virus scan with Malwarebytes and SaS but nothing comes up except for some rips for photoshop and my litecoin miner. And I installed a couple of Torrents but they don't do anything to my laptop (photoshop, saints row IV).
I tried using my integrated card. My mouse froze up entirely at times and I couldn't move it but unlike before everything else was still working in the background. It is also to be noted though that when my computer froze up with my dedicated card that the mouse busy icon would still spin while everything else would stop working.