I've been plagued by the elusive Windows 7 freezing bug since the start of this year. I could be doing anything from browsing the internet, to playing a game, to doing absolutely nothing, and the drive light will randomly come on solid and the functionality of the computer is frozen. I can still move the mouse, highlight objects, click on things, etc. but nothing will open or run. After several seconds to a few minutes, the system will unfreeze and "catch up" with everything I tried to do while frozen, and will act as if no freeze ever occurred.
Nothing shows up in the error reports, and if I'm lucky enough to get task manager open during a freeze, the performance tab is frozen as well.
I have started experiencing the same issue over the past month. I have also applied the KB 2265716 to no avail. The situation is very random for me. Some days I do not experience it at all, other days it seems to happen every ten minutes. Sometimes I'll boot work ten minutes, lock up periodically for ten minutes then be fine the rest of the day.
All windows updates are installed, all drivers are the most recent, and it does not seem to be linked to any specific application. I cannot force the issue so I cannot replicate.
ASUS Notebook K50I
T4400 @ 2.2GHZ CPU
nVIDIA Geforce GT 320M 1GB RAM
Win7x64 Home Prem