Laptop starting to "stutter"


New Member
Sep 29, 2016
Recently, I'm not sure why, my Alienware Laptop 17 is starting to "stutter"....what I mean by that is, while moving my mouse across the desktop, it stops, then continues, stops, may be fine for several minutes, then the stutter happens for 10-20 seconds, then it's fine again...

If I have a video playing, the video stutters too - the video freezes while the audio freezes too, and it is coordinated with the mouse other words, the freezes stop video, stop the mouse, all at the same time....

I hope this isn't my hard drive failing...this just recently started....

Any thoughts on how I can determine the problem?