I have a Dell Mini 1018 running Windows 7 which has been freezing around 1 to 5 times an hour at for about 60 seconds. The entire system will simply grind to a halt, not just the program I'm using, and whatever key presses or mouse clicks I make while it's frozen will only catch up when it's returned to normal.
I contacted Dell who had me run some diagnostics on the hardware, all of which checked out fine. They won't offer help beyond that without payment, saying it's a software issue not covered under warranty.
Which is why I turn to you, Super User. What can be done to rescue my computer from this chronic state of fail?