The process always starts a few minutes after booting the system, and nothing has helped. I have updated the BIOS to Q70 Ver. 01.08.01. Others have found that this issue seems to be in the firmware and only HP can fix it. I am creating a new thread to let HP know there are more of us affected, because it is not possible to reply to the one I linked.
Please HP, can you let us know if you are looking into this issue and when can we expect a solution? Frankly I think it is unacceptable that high-end laptops would have to suffer from such critical firmware issues for long periods of time. Thank you.