I have individually tested each component of my PC, Ram tested, video card, scanned the HDD , checked windows, you name it and I've done it, my issue isn't exactly the same as the one listed above but I've done enough research across the net about people experiencing the same kind of issue with similar or close enough system setups, this problem appears to be a new-generation setup issue, as it doesn't seem to be happening in the same way to systems not using a i7 920 and above CPU
included is a dump from my event viewer, I am getting these restarts at random intervals, which have increased lately , I have updated every driver I have to the absolute latest, I am going to pickup a battery backup Power supply board to check possible Power issues...........
I also checked the settings meationed above about sleep mode and made sure they are turned off, then it crashed afew hours afterwards, same cause same issue......
How I get this issue is I can be doing anything in windows, and then suddenly it will decide to shutdown, it will go through a normal shutdown from the start menu, closing off everything I have opened or am doing (without giving me a chance to save), then power down.
Once down and cold, restarting can be a pain, it will power up then down sometimes, before even turning the monitor on to start up the standard startup information you get when turning your PC on, sometimes I will get bios is corrupt messages and it will auto recover from the HPA backup (or something like that), other times it will complain that I have overclocked settings in my bios and claim that they caused the instabilities and bootup issues,
What I did find in my troubleshooting is that my system would not shutdown applications entirely during shutdown and they would continue running in taskmanager so upon reboot it would never shutdown and then crash system.
One other issue that is really curious to me is that Lavalys EVerest is not able to recognize my MoBo? I am wondering if it could be something defective in the Bios.. but like you , I did everything posted on the web with no resolution.. err.
Well I also have asus laptop k55vm with i7 processor, 8GB Ram, 1 TB hdd and 2GB nvdia 630m graphics card...I was also facing the same problem of event Id 41(system crash). I also updated the bios and all the drivers but the same while playing games....When I complained about it the just changed the main board of my laptop and now it is working absolutely fine.....Now I am able to play all the games without any system crash....but before going to change the main board check with all the rest of the hardware and softwares.