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Harddrive randomly goes to 100% and system doesn't respond

  1. #11


    N.Y.
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    Windows 10 Pro 64bit


    I had similar issue, my SSD would freeze then disappear from explorer and the BIOS. This was your case to being the OS drive get a Blue Screen of Death and have to restart and then get an error no boot device. Do anything to system just before this happened, added anything ? This is showing as a laptop, not as easy as desktop to just open up and change anything.

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  2. #12


    N.Y.
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    Windows 10 Pro 64bit


    sorry confused as case shows laptop in specs here.
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  3. #13


    Kirkham UK
    Posts : 125
    Microsoft Windows 8.1 Pro 32-bit


    Quote Originally Posted by jds63 View Post
    I had similar issue, my SSD would freeze then disappear from explorer and the BIOS. This was your case to being the OS drive get a Blue Screen of Death and have to restart and then get an error no boot device. Do anything to system just before this happened, added anything ? This is showing as a laptop, not as easy as desktop to just open up and change anything.
    Oh my bad! I forgot to update My System Specs. (I got a new pc earlier this year)
    And no I've not added anything. Had the drive since 2006( yes I know I need to upgrade, I'm working on that) but it's been working fine and I suddenly just got these issues. No BSOD's that are releated to the drive.
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  4. #14


    N.Y.
    Posts : 2,214
    Windows 10 Pro 64bit


    Helps me more to know exact system model,make and specs. As think you have this Samsung R530 Notebook Laptop specs

    BSOD can be related to more then a drive, meaning if was this.
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  5. #15


    Kirkham UK
    Posts : 125
    Microsoft Windows 8.1 Pro 32-bit


    Quote Originally Posted by jds63 View Post
    Helps me more to know exact system model,make and specs. As think you have this Samsung R530 Notebook Laptop specs

    BSOD can be related to more then a drive, meaning if was this.
    That laptop died months ago. I updated my system config just now, as I have forgotten to do this
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  6. #16


    N.Y.
    Posts : 2,214
    Windows 10 Pro 64bit


    If thinking is the drive try this first, test it with this, check SMART also HD Tune website


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  7. #17


    Kirkham UK
    Posts : 125
    Microsoft Windows 8.1 Pro 32-bit


    SMART looks good. No warnings/errors
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  8. #18


    N.Y.
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    Windows 10 Pro 64bit


    Quote Originally Posted by Microbillgates View Post
    SMART looks good. No warnings/errors
    Do you understand all readings you saw, to know for sure, do you want to post a screen capture ? If you did, seems like drive is o.k., unless want to try also read and write test. Leaning towards it not being the drive itself, but something else, either drivers, software or possible other hardware.
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  9. #19


    Kirkham UK
    Posts : 125
    Microsoft Windows 8.1 Pro 32-bit


    Quote Originally Posted by jds63 View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Microbillgates View Post
    SMART looks good. No warnings/errors
    Do you understand all readings you saw, to know for sure, do you want to post a screen capture ? If you did, seems like drive is o.k., unless want to try also read and write test. Leaning towards it not being the drive itself, but something else, either drivers, software or possible other hardware.
    Only issue is a "unknown attribute" but that value hasn't changed. I doubt that it is a software related issue as it just happened randomly, and clean installing did not fix it
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  10. #20


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    Posts : 2,214
    Windows 10 Pro 64bit


    So have 2 hard drives and Samsung is one with issue, seems as though SMART and chkdsk is fine. Did clean install recently and same exact issue.
    But have put same exact software back on and then it happened or before you put all back on ?
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