|I bought this laptop about 9 months ago before my deployment, let it be known that it endured 7 long months of afghani moon dust 24/7. It wasn't until the last month or so that it developed an odd issue.|
It started off with the PC freezing, garunteed, after roughly 5 minutes of use no matter what. Turned out there was a virus (came up as explore.exe in my processes, not to be confused with explorer.exe). Upon removal, the computer functioned well again.
However about 3 weeks later, it ran into a new problem. Now I can use the computer indefinitely and it works just fine (been on it for about 4 hours today), however if left idle for say... anywhere between 30 minutes to two hours, it will freeze. This only happens if the computer is NOT being used, and regardless of whether screen saver is enabled/disabled, whether programs are running or not, or whether its on the desktop or even just the login screen.
I can't figure it out, as long as I'm sitting here surfing the web, playing a game, or sitting on an instant messenger, it won't freeze. But if I go grab dinner and come back an hour later, I'll have to shut it off and restart it due to it just locking up.
I have Vista 64bit, a nVidia 9600m GS graphics card, core 2 duo processor.