Ever since I bought my laptop a few years ago it's had two problems that have really annoyed me. I looked it up on Google and found plenty of other people with the same problems, but no solution.
Every few months I would go online and see if anyone had solved it yet (before I upgrade to a new machine). Finally I saw the other day that solutions were found for both of them.
The first problem was that the computer and various applications would randomly freeze up and the computer would indicate that the window was "not responding".
It turns out that the fault for that problem wasn't Microsoft, and wasn't from my laptop's manufacturer. The problem was caused by Intel!
Intel wrote a software driver called the Intel Matrix Storage Server. This driver froze the computer because it kept looking for RAID disks on the machine. I had to also erase a section in my Registry that indicated (because of this driver) that I had multiple disks on the laptop.
Once that driver was upgraded and the registry corrected - you guessed it, no more computer freezes (so far)
I'm writing this, because it turns out my wife (until last night) had the same problem on her computer, and some other people I know too. It's apparently very common because a number of laptop manufacturers installed a version of this driver on their machine.
Since the cure isn't as well known as the problem, I thought I'd share it with you.
It's like having a brand new computer.
(As for the second problem, I'm still testing to see if it was resolved, but it looks promising).
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