I have an ASUS G74SX running Windows 7, and since re-installing windows on my new Hard Drive, the whole machine will temporarily freeze up from time to time. This only happens when I am browsing the internet on Firefox. I also get a less frequent error of my video driver crashing & recovering.
I have one question that's been bugging me since I started getting these errors. Is it possible that the freezing could be caused by my new Hard Drive? My new hard drive is a 240GB Sandisk Extreme SATA III Solid State Drive.
The reason I ask is because I would like to use that hard drive for a new computer I am building. Is there a way to test if this new SSD could be the culprit? If, in fact, this new SSD is good, I will be able to have my new computer put together even sooner, once I buy the remaining parts.
Also, just a description of the freezing: It's like the whole machine is on pause. Can't alt-tab, can't move the mouse, type, or anything. After a few moments it will unlock and behave as if nothing happened. Rarely the freeze will last more than a few minutes, and I will have to manually shut down the machine. Though I have never let these freezes go longer than say... 2 minutes. It's normally around 30seconds.
Edited by Mumps, 19 August 2013 - 02:01 PM.