Yeah that just about sums it up. I've done many tests and roll backs on drivers. The only thing I can't undo is any Windows 7 updates without completely wiping the hard drive. My computer specifications are on my profile but I can copy and paste them. I ended up here while searching for any answers. The thread I looked at was about freezes but near the end was no longer relevant. I am using an AMD six core processor, two 4gig sticks of ram and a 1 terabyte hard drive. I have had no issues with checkdisk, cpu scans/checks, and ram checks. I am looking for any advice for the issue since I don't want to harm my computer by continuing to force shut offs. The computer freezes up entirely, no mouse movement and even sounds get all whacked out and stuck like an old broken record. After around 40-60 seconds of this I end up holding down the power button tell it shuts off. Then rebooting the machine. Before I end up going through all the steps to save my information and do a full hard drive wipe to see if that fixes the issue. I would rather, as I said, get some advice. My mother board should be fine and is an Asus M5A99X EVO. I built this computer myself and it is just over a year old.