After upgrading to Windows 8 pro on my Samsung Series 7 Chronos NP700Z5C-S04US (may be relevant, I'm not sure), my computer began to stop allowing the execution of any service or application, as well as discontinuing the update of the clock until a hard shutdown was performed.
This seems to occur randomly after periods of inactivity and I've no idea the cause.
These are measures I have already taken in order to attempt to stop this:
-Obviously Googling potential answers to this problem
-Updating all drivers
-Researching all events that have occurred around the time of the failure to respond (with no results)
-I tried applying "bcdedit /set disabledynamictick no" which was a hotfix for what seemed to be the same error but was not.
Here is some more, potentially related, information about the error:
-No BSOD (actually, I haven't at all experienced a BSOD with Windows 8)
-Computer seems to have a problem shutting down/restarting most of the time (Hangs at the point where it should completely turn off)
-New sound instances are not able to play, but previously loaded containers function properly
-As mentioned before, the clock freezes at the time of the error
-USB devices function properly
-Servers that I was running fail to respond on my end, but stay online.
If you require more information, please request it specifically and I will be happy to oblige. Thanks.