I've bought this computer nearly a year ago. Windows 7 - 64 bit.
From time to time, any software I am running just stops responding. Acutally I believe it's windows explorer that stops responding. I can still move my mouse around, but if I click on anything nothing happens.
The thing is that if I wait for about 15 minutes, it will eventually come back to normal all of a sudden.
Weird thing, if I restart the computer while it is doing the problem, after windows restarts, it goes right back into unresponsive state! I have to wait for it to pass this weird state on its own. Nothing I can do.
If I CTRL-ALT-DEL, I will get the menu screen that allows me to launch the task manager, but if I do so, the task manager just won't launch (until windows explorer comes back to life)
I've always had this problem from time to time, but it used to be once a month or so... not a big deal. But recently it's been happening about 3 times a week, I need a fix...
Also, might be a concidence, but I've never had this problem while playing a game, it seems to happen mostly while I'm browsing the web.
Mobo : ASUS P6X58D-E
Intel Core i7 960 3.2GHZ
12 GB Corsair triple channel RAM (3X4GB)
Asus Radeon 6970 GPU
OS is installed on a 120GB OCZ Vertex 2 SSD
Secondary hard drive : Caviar Black 1TB
Creative X-FI Platinum sound card
DirectX 11.0 (latest version)
Tried and unsucessful troubleshooting :
-I've used a temperature monitoring software and all temps are normal so this is not an overheating problem.
-I've disabled my anti-virus software.
-I've installed all windows updates available.
-Defragged the hard drives.
-Updated video and sound drivers
Any help would be greatly appreciated... I'm left clueless as why this is happening.