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    Occasional Freezing

    Hey, I was hoping I could get some help from multiple sources. I had left a message with the people who make Avatar computers, but was hoping for a quicker response from here considering my computer is also Windows 8 with NVIDIA graphics.
    I've recently been having random freeze problems. This started about a month, month and a half ago. It does not occur every day, but every so often I will either be in-game (Team Fortress 2 or Guild Wars 2) or exiting a game and my desktop will completely freeze. I cannot access my Task Manager or Alt-F4 out. It comes down to having to having to press the power button and wait a few seconds for it to restart normally.
    This also happened while I had Steam Friends List open along with Skype. I walked away for a few minutes and as soon as I got back everything would be unresponsive and freeze.
    It happened again today when exiting Mass Effect. Everything froze up and upon trying to restart the computer would not cooperate for an hour and a half/two hours. My brother fidgeted with it a little to try and run the System Recovery disk for Avatar/Windows 8 and the computer kept complaining it was not the right disk. I really don't understand why my computer has been doing this unless it's a problem with the graphics card maybe, or the manufacturer.
    I got this computer back in June of this year and only recently has it been doing this.
    I was just hoping I could get a little more advise/help here while I wait for a phone call back from Avatar.

    I found the answer thanks to Avatar Gaming.
    It's likely a graphics issue with NVIDIA.
    I installed Driver Sweeper (run it) and then re-installed my graphics driver which should fix the problem.
    Last edited by Rievetel; 25 Oct 2013 at 19:08. Reason: Resolved

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