Got home last night. Opened up my laptop. Used it like normal (more or less) and after about 10 minutes, it froze. The mouse worked for about another minute, but beyond moving the pointer around on the screen, I couldn’t do anything else. I unplugged the laptop and pulled the battery. This went on all night. It worked just fine before I left for work in the morning, when I got home, it started doing this, so I know nothing changed WRT to the computer while I was gone. I’m confident it’s not a heat issue as it runs just fine for hours in safe mode. I downloaded and ran Malwarebytes and it came back clean. I couldn’t make it through Adaware, so I ran that in safe mode. It was running while I left the house this morning, but I doubt it was going to find anything.
The only thing that changed was that I upgraded my router. The only router was Wireless b, the new one is b/g/n. On top of that, and I haven’t had a chance to test it out yet, but I think and I’ll test it out when I get home tonight, that if I run it in regular mode with the wireless card turned off, it might be okay. But if that’s not it, I’m at a loss.
I should mention that it seems to be okay in safe mode with networking. I’m wondering if it’s running on g or n in regular mode but in safe mode it’s going back to wireless-b. Since I just got this router yesterday, and it started happening right after the first time it connected, I assume it’s part of the problem. It just seems odd. But since this computer has never connected in g or n, maybe that’s part of the problem.