Did you have this problem before you "upgraded" to Win 8 ? Have you tried using the OS the laptop was designed for ? I would try that...if you still have the issue, return the laptop for repair/replacement. The manufacturer could say it's not their fault as the laptop was designed for Win 7...etc.
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