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My computer started to crash/randomly freeze yesterday and I have no idea what is happening. When it freezes, I would have to hold the power button to hard reset it to restart the computer. I'm sure that this is not a heat related problem because my CPU and GPU idles at around 50C.

Sometimes, I would be surfing the web and it would freeze. When someone IMs me back on AIM, my computer would freeze too and I would have to reset it. Earlier, it would not boot and just stayed at a black screen until I left it alone to go shower. After I came back, it was sitting at the login screen.

Is this a sign of my hard drive dying or is it some other component failing? How can I check to see which component it is?

This laptop is only about 7 months old and it is still under warranty(I think).
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Are you sure you're spyware/malware free? Sounds to me like you've got a bug.
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I just scanned with MBAM and it found nothing. Do you recommend any scanners? It could be possible since I don't have any active AVs or firewalls up.
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I run avast, myself. Have never once had an infection since I began using it several years ago. Download, update all your definitions, run a full scan. I know you can schedule boot scans as well - haven't done that in a while.

If that shows up clean, there's a good chance you're clean. You might still have rootkit, in which case I recommend running GMER. If that comes up clean, your registry is probably fine.

I'd do this stuff before thinking it's a hardware problem - even if everything turns up clean, I'd be much more inclined to think it's a setting or something gone awry than a new laptop just up and busting so soon. It's definitely possible, though.

Happy hunting
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