11-05-2014 12:29 PM
It could very well be the harddrive but not because there is anything wrong with it, just it is spinning down when not in use, then freezes the system for a couple seconds when it spins back up.
Try putting your system in High Performance power mode vs. Balanced, as well as go into the Advanced Power Management settings and set the "Hard Disk - Turn off hard disk after:" And set these both to "Never", then OK and try your game and Visual Studio once more.
11-06-2014 03:54 AM
11-06-2014 09:32 AM
sorry that did not work. i have no idea what may be the problem. i tried rolling back my graphics driver and that didnt seem to help at all either. i have the razer gamebooster to close all background programs but that doesnt help either. this is a very confusing problem and shouldnt be happening.
11-06-2014 10:25 PM
Welcome to Lenovo Community!
As per the query we understood that you are facing issue with the system freezing in your Lenovo Y50-70 laptop.
As you have mentioned that the issue still persists after some of the trouble shootings, please try to reinstall the graphic driver and also the display driver to the latest version and check for the issue, if the issue still persist please visit the nearest service centre.
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Hope this helps! Do post us back for further queries.
11-07-2014 02:28 AM
i hate to be the bearer of bad news dbl, but i have this exact same problem with the exact same laptop and have spent dozens of hours working on it and reading about it. and it appears to be a problem with the hard drive, and the ONLY solution is to replace it. don't waste any more time trying to fix it, either get a new hard drive or pray that a service center will actually help you instead of giving you the run around.