Long story short here, I've been having several issues with my laptop over the past few weeks, neither HP nor microsoft have been able to really fix the issue. The problem is actually slightly worse now than it was before, mostly for other reasons. My primary issue was, anytime I play any form of game or do something some forms of video/audio I get lag spikes that persist for about 10-15 seconds then go away. During the period of time, the program itself will spike extremely high in CPU performance, have a wait-chain for LocalServiceRestricted which will also have a waitchain for audiodx.exe . This prompted HP to have me nuke the majority of both my audio and video drivers, and do a set of restores. Edit: I appologize about the multiple posts, the large text amount was causing the server to deny the posts, so I had to break it up into smaller chunks. MSE did not however produce a log, if anyone can inform me on how to pull that I'd be more than happy to post that as well.