Originally Posted by Joshn
well they are data drives, i cant imagen why one of those would cause my WHOLE OS to freeze. i dont really have anything running off them. im sure they could make my OS hang, but freeze like this? not sure. as far as i can tell (i have done SMART reports on all the drives) they are fine, who knows...
Joshn, please conduct a full surface scan on the drive. You can download Western Digitals Lifeguard tools here: http://support.wdc.com/product/downl...sid=53&lang=en
. Simply click the "Download" button. You need version 11 of the Data Lifeguard tools. Burn that .iso to a CD and boot to it. Run the surface scan and let us know if it finds any bad sectors. If it doesn't then you ruled out a bad hard drive. Now a surface scan can't detect if the internal parts are "failing" so perhaps an aging drive could also be the culprit.
Make sure your running the memtest
scan outside of Windows. In other words download the app
and burn it to a CD. After you've booted to the utility, hit (C) and select tests 5 and 8. Run those each for at least an hour.
I would also verify the voltages on your PSU with a multimeter. If your unsure on how to do this here is a guide that I would recommend checking out: http://www.clunk.org.uk/forums/guide...ing-guide.html
Are you plugged into a UPS/Surge protector? Have you phyiscally reviewed your motherboard and looked for possibly leaking/bulging capacitors?
These are very simple troubleshooting procedures that anyone can do. I'm sure you can handle it.
Let us know