Re: Laptop Freezing EVERYTIME
Boot menu doesn't stress the graphics much and there's almost nothing running at that time.
Try booting to a desktop and leaving it THERE to see if it still freezes -- without you actually using it.
Still think it could be the hard drive -- since launching ANY app requires reading from the drive, and running any video streaming app or any Web app will require LOTS of writing to the drive.
Ubuntu 14.04, Mint 17; MS Win 8.1.
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