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Computer freezing, running slow, and BSOD'ing


Jengs900

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#1
Hey everyone, I signed up on this forum because I am having a very frustrating computer problem. I really hope you guys can help me!

So I bought this computer about a year ago, it's a gaming desktop that I had my friend assemble using many new parts and old components from a much older desktop I had. Here are some of the specs:

Intel(R) Core i5-3570k CPU @3.4 GHz (4 CPUs)
16384MB RAM
GeForce GTX 660 Ti
Asus Motherboard



I've had a problem that I semi-resolved that I feel may be related to my current issue but I'm not sure.

That issue is that my computer will sometimes load up saying "The current bios setting does not support the boot device" or something along those lines. It wouldn't allow me to select the boot device I am using through the bios, and I've had to solve it using various methods of restarting.

My current issue is that lately my computer has been running slowly and freezing randomly. I'll be using my internet browser, and loading up something else (even as simple as loading up file explorer) and it will start moving very slowly and eventually freeze up, forcing me to restart with the power button. Finally, after doing this for about an hour and a half, my computer gave me the BSOD and the "CRITICAL_PROCESS_DIED" error message.

I don't know what to do, it's acting okay now but I know that if I open up another process on my computer (game, virus protection) it will act slow and freeze up again. What should I do?
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8

rvcjew

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#3

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    WIN 7 PRO x64, WIN 8.1 PRO x64
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model Number
    Custom
    CPU
    Intel i7 4790K
    Motherboard
    ASUS Maximus VI Extreme
    Memory
    32GB(4x8GB) DDR3 Team Xtreem 2666 @ 2400 CL10 10-12-12-31
    Graphics Card(s)
    2x MSI GTX 780 Twin Frozr OC 3GB
    Sound Card
    ASUS Xonar Essence STX
    Monitor(s) Displays
    ASUS PB278Q, HP 2311xi, UN46F7100AFXZA
    Screen Resolution
    2560x1440p, 2x1080p
    Hard Drives
    256GB 840 PRO SSD
    10TB RAID 0 Array (Movies, Steam)
    6TB RAID 1 Array (Backups, Documents)
    3TB EXT Drive (Secure Backups)
    PSU
    Corsair AX760
    Case
    NZXT White Switch 810
    Cooling
    Block: XSPC Raystorm, RES/Pump: XSPC Bay res W/D5 Vario, RAD: XSPC RX360, 6xNF-F12's
    Keyboard
    Rosewill RK-9000 with MX Blue switches Logitech G15 Rev 2 (gutted for LCD)
    Mouse
    Logitech G400
    Browser
    Chrome
    Other Info
    I also own a Lenovo Y510p, and Yoga 2 Pro

OldMX

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#4
Sounds like your main hard disk is having serious issues.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Microsoft Windows 8.1 Pro 64-bit
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    CPU
    Intel Core i5-3570 @ 3.4GHZ
    Motherboard
    Lenovo Mahobay
    Memory
    16.0GB Dual-Channel DDR3
    Graphics Card(s)
    AMD Radeon HD 7850 2GB
    Monitor(s) Displays
    LG L192WS
    Screen Resolution
    [email protected]
    Hard Drives
    Samsung 840 Pro
    Seagate ST31000524AS
    PSU
    Corsair HX620
    Case
    Thermaltake V4
    Cooling
    CoolerMaster Hyper212+
    Keyboard
    Dell SK-8115
    Mouse
    Razer Copperhead
    Internet Speed
    100Mbit up/dn
    Browser
    Chrome
    Antivirus
    MSE (Built-In Windows 8)

XweAponX

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#5
I think he's right, and you can't just use CHKDSK, you have to scan the whole drive surface.

Download Hiren's Boot CD from my link below, burn it and boot to it. Go into "Dos Programs" and find "Hard Drive Tools"

Try GWscan first. If you have a Hitachi or Toshiba drive, you have to use the tools for those manufacturers instead, you will see lists of manufacturers, GWscan will work for Seagate and WD drives.

In GWscan if you can run it, run the 1st 2 tests, and after the 2nd test, it will tell you if you have REad Element Failure. If you do, run the whole test, it will hake about an hour and a half tops.

After you do that, then keep Hiren's in there and boot to "Mini XP" - Open the Start Menu and at the top they have an automated CHKDSK, just enter the System Drive letter and hit Enter. May as well check all the partitions as well.

Then try to boot to Windows 8/x and see if the problems continue.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8 Pro with Media Center/Windows 7
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model Number
    Asus M2N-MX SE Plus § DualCore AMD Athlon 64 X2, 2300 MHz (11.5 x 200) 4400+ § Corsair Value Select
    CPU
    AMD 4400+/4200+
    Motherboard
    Asus M2N-MX SE Plus/Asus A8M2N-LA (NodusM)
    Memory
    2 GB/3GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    GeForce 8400 GS/GeForce 210
    Sound Card
    nVIDIA GT218 - High Definition Audio Controller
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Hitachi 40" LCD HDTV
    Screen Resolution
    "1842 x 1036"
    Hard Drives
    WDC WD50 00AAKS-007AA SCSI Disk Device
    ST1000DL 002-9TT153 SCSI Disk Device
    WDC WD3200AAJB-00J3A0 ATA Device
    WDC WD32 WD-WCAPZ2942630 USB Device
    WD My Book 1140 USB Device
    PSU
    Works 550w
    Case
    MSI "M-Box"
    Cooling
    Water Cooled
    Keyboard
    Dell Keyboard
    Mouse
    Microsoft Intellimouse
    Internet Speed
    Cable Medium Speed
    Browser
    Chrome/IE 10
    Antivirus
    Eset NOD32 6.x/Win Defend
    Other Info
    Recently lost my Windows 8 on my main PC, had to go back to Windows 7.