I was playing this game named League of Legends today on my laptop. It is an MMOG and before the game started (the online fight between players) my laptop just hung and stopped responding. CTRL-ALT-DELETE didnt start the security options and the screen went plain black with the cursor at the centre.
The OS then displayed a message that if the OS doesnt respond, use the power button to shut down the computer. And I did that because for the past two minutes it did not respond.
On booting it carried out a disk consistency check.
The HDD light stopped blinking; it was glowing bright all the time. The game was working well a couple of days ago and now I do not see the problem. It also displayed directX error even when I have dx11 Help!
What could be causing the computer to hang and what does the light indicate?

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  • Other applications like Eclipse work well and good! – Fasih Khatib Sep 18 '12 at 12:11
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    The hard drive light indicates activity. Blinking indicates random access while solidly lit would typically indicate constant access. Considering it was checking the drive, I would expect the drive light to be lit more, or solid, than what you normally see. – CharlieRB Sep 18 '12 at 12:29
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    Not clear: Did the computer ever successfully boot? Your crash could have been due to a software error or a RAM memory error or an error on the I/O bus -- there's no real way to tell. – Daniel R Hicks Sep 18 '12 at 12:38
  • yes it boots successfully every time but when I open the game, it freezes. I will contact the vendor. – Fasih Khatib Sep 18 '12 at 15:20
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    It can’t hurt. It just scans for bad sectors and tries to copy any affected files to good sectors. – Synetech Sep 19 '12 at 15:27

This could be a number of things. Is your HDD making weird noises when it's powered on? Like loud clicking or scraping noises? Or a very ritmic tick? The normal noise of the platters spinning around is good. When other noises appear (like that loud ticking and/or scraping), it usually is an indicator that your HDD is starting to fail.

  • I can hear a scraping sound if I push my ear against the laptop. At a normal distance, no! – Fasih Khatib Sep 18 '12 at 12:10
  • If that sound is that quite, are you sure it's a scraping sound, and not just the platters spinning? If your PC freezes again, try listening for a ritmic tick, like the HDD is looking for something but can't get to it at exactly the same point every time it tries... – TimothyHeyden Sep 18 '12 at 12:13
  • HP Support assistant says caondition is good – Fasih Khatib Sep 18 '12 at 15:21

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