I am trying to figure out an unique situation that I have been suffering lately.
I'll try to explain the problem the best I can.
I have a vaio laptop with windows 7 Pro 64.
Here's the issue: when I let the computer idle for a while (more than 5-10mins) with no programs running, except background processes, when I return to use it, it freezes, I can only move the mouse cursor, nothing else.
Here's the funny part: if I tap a certain part of the laptop chassis with sufficient force, it suddenly unfreezes instantly. I'm baffled by this 60's tv behaviour.
The only explanation I find for this strange behaviour is that something is wrong with the HDD, because if I have something running that frequently accesses the hard disk (like utorrent), it doesn't seem to happen.
I installed HDDLife to read the SMART values, and it gives me an OK result, though the score is 45%, wich apparenttly is fine.
Sorry for the long post. I would appreciate any insight on the matter.
João Horta Alves