It seems like the issue has been resolved since I uninstalled Toolwiz Time Machine (It was Toolwiz Time Machine and not Toolwize Time Freeze that I had installed although Toolwiz Time Freeze is partially integrated into the program).
I've been using the external hard disk drive off and on, and Windows hasn't crashed yet. I'll leave the external hard disk drive connected and see what happens.
I had Internet Explorer disabled, but I was unable to open the log for AMD's driver installation even though I had another browser set as my default. I even went into Windows associations and made sure the browser was associated with everything it could be associated with. I still couldn't open the log for AMD's driver installation. I thought perhaps it required Internet Explorer to view. So, I left Internet Explorer enabled recently, but I haven't experienced any problems during the AMD driver installation since. I thought about disabling it again, but I"m pretty sure disabling Internet Explorer just makes the program inaccessible; it still remains installed on the system. I assume it would be better to leave it alone. I'm just concerned that the problems I'm experiencing with Internet Explorer are a result of a more serious issue.
Edited by Sode no Shirayuki, 05 May 2014 - 02:38 PM.