I upgraded my desktop to Windows 8 a month ago, and it ran smoothly for about two weeks. Then, applications, including explorer.exe began lagging and crashing randomly, just saying "[Application] is not responding" thing. I did some error testing, and found out that my HDD was wearing out, so I replaced it. But, when I got the new hard drive, the problems kept happening. I tried wiping the SSD and installing Windows 7 instead, but nothing changed. Windows perfmon and memtest didn't find any errors, and I ran chkdsk on both drives, which fixed some errors, but not the problem.
The only thing I could think of that could be causing this was my unparked CPU cores, but I parked them, and, again, nothing changed.
So, to recap, I currently have Windows 7 installed on my SSD, and my HDD has no OS and is used as a data drive.
Any ideas on how to fix this, or what hardware I should test next?
OS: Windows 7 64-bit, installed on my SSD
Processor: Intel i5-3330 Quad-Core 3.0ghz Ivy Bridge LGA 1155
Motherboard: MSI H61M-P31 W8, LGA1155 MicroATX
Video Card: MSI GTX 670 2gb OC
Memory: G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1866
Edited by hamluis, 06 May 2014 - 07:34 AM.
Moved from Win 7 to Internal Hardware - Hamluis.