Greetings y'all. I just got a Windows 8 HP laptop and a strange thing happened. I was catching up on my shows on Hulu when a box popped up on my screen that said something like "Flashing Process. Keyboard and Trackpad will no [sic] respond. Process will be complete in 100 seconds." The show still ran in the background but there was no way to close the box. Indeed the keyboard and trackpad were useless. The 100 seconds counted down, but not by the second... after 1/2 hour it was still on 96 seconds! Eventually the screen hibernated and there was no way to wake it again. The fan ran hard constantly. I decided to let it do its' thing and checked on it in the morning. Same thing, screen wake was un-responsive, even the power button didn't work. I unplugged and took out the battery. When I started up again there was a screen indicating a BIOS recovery was taking place. What the heck went on here? What is "Flashing process"? I've never heard of it before. It completely disabled my machine. Did I pick up a horrible virus (especially given the typo in the message box)?