I'm pretty frantic right now, because I'm teaching to teach in China in 11 days, and I desperately need my laptop for that.
My laptop worked perfectly yesterday, but this morning it started acting up. About 10-15 minutes after being on, the laptop will freeze. The mouse icon will turn to the "loading wheel", and will start to freeze. First it will just have the loading wheel, and then everything will slowly stop responding.
My laptop bluescreens sometimes, usually with intelppm.sys or kernal_data_inpage_error, or something like that.
The laptop is 2 years old. It's not running hot or anything. I need help.
Here's a hijack this log:
Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.4
Scan saved at 3:32:47 PM, on 8/1/2012
Platform: Windows 7 SP1 (WinNT 6.00.3505)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v9.00 (9.00.8112.16447)
Boot mode: Normal
I would be looking for a corrupted driver at this point - It's an involved process, begin by rebooting into safemode (press f8 during boot). Once in in safe mode, begin enabling devices and looking for issues - the last device you load before issues begin would be a likely suspect, ensure that is the problem by once again booting into safemode, this time loading your supect device first.
I honestly know of no easy way to find a corrupted driver and I've known a few souls who would prefer to do a complete reinstall rather than troubleshoot drivers. Other than heat, it is the most likely source of your issues.
You can also go into your device manager in the control panel and see if any of the hardware has a yellow notice box next to it.
If you are good about doing back-ups, you should also be able to clear the issue by going back to "last known good state" of a few days ago. If you are somewhat lazy about doing back-ups (most people are), let this be a mild reminder of it's importance.
Hope it helped.