|It did happen after a fresh format, but only after I began to install drivers again. Unfortunately, I was not able to pinpoint what driver it was that was causing it. I thought that if I installed all the drivers slowly and one-by-one, that I may be able to isolate the driver, but I wasn't able to figure out what it was. It is my belief that it may be the Nvidia drivers or the networking LAN drivers built into the motherboard, but I have tried uninstalling these to no avail. And of course, the problem goes away in Safe Mode.|
I will check the bios HD settings, but I'm pretty sure it is not set to shut down at all. I have tried switching Sata cables on my raptor HD, and I think I may try a new sata cable for my secondary HD as well, to see what that does.
The issue is not always constant. Sometimes, I can listen to music for a few minutes, but then it will start its stuttering again. If I watch a video of anything (even streaming off a website) it will usually begin its stuttering. It does seem like it may be something network related, but I have tried uninstalling network drivers a few times. I disabled the LAN drivers, since I run off of wireless, but the problem continues.
UPDATE: I have noticed a considerable increase in explorer crashes, even when doing basic procedures like opening a file folder containing a few items. It seems like the root of the CPU usage and such seems to be coming from explorer.exe, but how can that be? Is there something that is overloading explorer? That's the only thing I can think of at this moment, but I am still having a ton of trouble tracking down whatever is causing explorer to glitch out.