My computer recently started freezing a couple minutes after startup sometimes, but sometimes wouldn't even make it pass the loading screen before freezing. It doesn't seem to matter what I do, play games, surf the net, or not do anything at all - it still freezes all the same. Both keyboard and mouse do not work as well.
Things I have tried and failed:
- booting up in safe mode
- using Avast instead of AVG because I heard AVG may be the cause
- switching my RAM to another slot (this actually helped to lengthen the time it took before freezing - in the first slot, my computer freezes even before reaching the desktop screen, now it takes about 20-30mins to freeze)
- cleaning the fans
There is one more problem which may be related to this. My USB mouse does not work and does not light up at all until replugging.
I am guessing that this is a hardware problem, since the same thing happens in safe mode. Any help will be appreciated.