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Windows 8.1 Computer freezes 5 minutes after startup every time with C drive usage at 100%

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3570k, GTX770, 8GB RAM, c drive is OCZ Vertex 2 SSD. No hardware/software changes for 3 days before it started happening.

So out of nowhere my computer froze while typing in Google Docs. I could still move my mouse but nothing would respond. It turns out that whenever this happens (roughly 5 mins after start up), my C drive usage spikes to 100% and stays there until you hard restart it. Microsoft told me to run chkdsk, I restarted and ran it. It got stuck at 23%, and now it won't boot because it can't complete chkdsk. Please help.
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I'd guess you need to replace the drive. It's dead or dying.

If you are lucky, it's just something stupid going on. Try a different SATA data cable or at least try to replug it on both ends (drive and board). Also try to replug the SATA power cable on the drive. Try using a different SATA port on the board.
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This is what I was afraid of...

The computer worked completely fine though in those 5 minutes on startup.

Edit: Also, it gets stuck every time at 23%. What could be causing this?
Edited by Dranx - 4/6/14 at 4:08pm
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OCZ Vertex 2 60GB SSD Some Random Brand Win 7 x64 Gateway 20" 
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    A failing HDD.  While it is stuck, is the HDD light glowing continuously?
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