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Random un-provoked freezing?

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    Random un-provoked freezing?


    A couple weeks ago or so, I had been screen recording and the subseqeunt files just about maxed out one of my ssd's. I thought this could have caused the random freezing that I was getting. The freezing seemed to be very similar to how it is currently freezing.


    After I deleted the massive file, it froze one more time and then stopped for ever since until the other day.


    It seems to be completely unprovoked. I've manually shut it down and re-started it about 7 times trying to figure out what could be causing it. One of the time's, I wasn't doing anything on it, I left for a couple hours and it still froze by the time I came back.


    When it freeze's, I only remember one time when the clock froze with it. The other times, the clock seems to still be working fine. Also, the internet cache seems to work fine as well, but anything new or on windows, just wont respond.


    I know how to get to the event viewer, I just don't know what I should be looking for?


    Any help is much appreciated! Thanks


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  2. #2


    Is Trim activated properly ? Without it, SSD (if it's it's fault), can't actually delete files permanently and has to really delete them at the time it has to write new data in it's place. You can activate Trim manually and leave it at idle overnite. "Garbage collection" built in SSD's FW will permanently delete those leftovers and leave cells ready for direct writing to.
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    Posts : 3
    Windows 8


    Yes, it is enabled.
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    Windows 8.1 Pro x64


    How are your system temps? You could be over-heating. Have you checked for a firmware update for your SSD? You could also look into a BIOS update for your motherboard, to see if there is one and it mentions freezing or instability fixes.
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    Posts : 3
    Windows 8


    System temps are all really great. I look into those things. Thanks!

    Additional info:
    The large file that could have corrupted the SSD was a screen capture through OBS that I had forgot about. The PC froze quite a few times until I thought there could be a connection and I deleted the file and then, I believe it only froze one more time. Fast forward to a few day's ago, something I forgot to mention; I was cleaning my desk and I did move my PC around... Maybe I disrupted something in the SSD?

    I did manage to back it up with Acronis last night without it freezing, (on the second try). During the back up process it said that HD 1 was missing something, (I'm afraid I don't remember what exactly it was besides a string of numbers). There few different instances where Acronis said the hard drive was missing things and I just had to "Ignore All". It did suggest that I run some kind of Disk Utility but I don't remember exactly what it was. I can find out when I turn the PC back on... If I can get it too.

    After the backup, I left it running and went to sleep. When I came back to it, It looked like it had attempted to reboot and there was a black screen that said the OS was missing from the HD and to press ctrl-alt-delete to continue. After I hit ctrl-alt-delete, the same message popped up and I shut it down and re-started it manually. It has since froze, and I've shut it off and left it.

    Now I'm not real sure what I should do.
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