Hello, I'm having some rather frustrating troubles with my computer lately. It all started a day or two ago. My computer will freeze. Just lock up, unable to do anything, even open task manager. At first I thought it was Firefox and Steam acting weird, but now I am not sure. It seems that after a certain amount of time it just freezes.
Typing this from safe mode. I hope that someone can help me figure out what exactly is wrong? I tried switching out my RAM, that didn't work. Updated my drivers, no luck. Took my system apart (custom) and put it back together, thought the problem was a loose fan, nope. My computer does not crash, so to speak. It does not turn off, no bsod, it just..freezes. I sit there and watch the blue spinny wheel go round and round. But at the same time it does not freeze entirely. I was backing up some files and the backup stopped, but the estimated time kept ticking up. So there's still SOMETHING going on.
PS I am not super computer savvy, but my dad knows a lot about hardware, he's been trying to help so far. We're thinking it might be a failing hard drive at this point, but wouldn't that mean I would crash in safe mode too? This doesn't make sense to me :/
Here's my specs, let me know if anything else is needed.
OS: Win7 64 Bit
Processor: Intel Core i7 CPU 950 @ 3.07 GHz
12 GB RAM
Video card: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 470
Motherboard: Sabertooth X58
Hard drive: Western Digital 500GB caviar blue (partitioned into 2 250GB)
Any and all help is greatly appreciated.
EDIT: I have looked around for information and nothing and seemed to help/work so far. I figured created my own thread would work best at this point.
Edited by markfu18, 17 December 2011 - 11:06 PM.