For a while now my computer has been freezing seemingly at random and I am at a loss as to what to do at this point after trying various things.
Originally I was having some bsod problems back in about June which eventually led to a windows corruption which couldn't be fixed so I got a new hard drive and installed windows 10 onto the new drive. I also put the old drive inside the computer so I could access files if I needed them. Things were going find for a while then I started to play skyrim back in between September and October. Skyrim would work fine sometimes other times it would just completely restart the computer or freeze up causing a jittering of the sound. After searching around it seemed others had the same issue with skyrim at times. I updated my video card which helped a little but I eventually stopped playing that since I finished what I wanted to do in it anyway.
After that I had about a month or so of the computer running fine maybe 1 bsod during that time at random. Anyway then came the new windows 10 creative update that happened in December . Since then it has been freezing quite often at random. Doesn't seem to matter what I'm doing. But more often than not the freeze happens within the first half hour. If it doesn't happen in that first half hour the chance of it freezing seems to drop drastically and will more often than not work fine for hours and hours and hours. Although there have been a few instances of it freezing hours into using it.
There does not seem to be a method to the freezing other than the likelihood of it freezing seems to be more likely within the first half hour. I could be browsing the internet or looking through photos. Or I could be doig something more intense like rendering videos at the time it freezes. Or nothing at all just moving my mouse around on the desktop with nothing open. I have checked the temps and everything seems fine to me temperature wise. Ive used canned air to blow out any dust from the computer. Ive removed external usb hard drives. I disconnected the old harddrive updated my device drivers. Removed my internal storage hard drive. Ive turned off power saving features in bios such as c-states. Tested my ram the report said they were fine. Don't have viruses. Ive done a few other things as well I cant remember currently but nothing seems to stop the freezing.
In most instances it only freezes once I get at least to the log in screen or beyond. But just a half hour ago it started hanging up during the motherboard splash screen after a prior freeze on the desktop it seemed like it wasn't initiating my usb keyboard since the computer only beeps once the keyboard lights up. So I then removed all usb devices thinking maybe one of the usb devices was causing a problem. Plugged in an old ps2 keyboard and found a wired usb mouse. So other than my monitors, the keyboard and mouse and Ethernet and sound nothing else is plugged into it. So far as I am typing this I have not had a problem but will report back if it does. But in the meanwhile I would like help on my issue if possible.
Its gotten so bad that I am getting extra paranoid even when using other computers at work thinking that at any moment the computer will freeze even if I just loose the mouse. So any help would be greatly appreciated.