HDD error - PC freezes after 10-15 minutes of usage

  1. Posts : 1
    Windows 7

    HDD error - PC freezes after 10-15 minutes of usage

    Okay, to start off the story of how I had issues with my computer in the past few months:

    I have been having some freezing issues with my PC. I came to a conclusion it was my graphics card so I bought a new one. Worked out pretty well but a month later my PC started freezing up again. A day after that started happening, it started failing to boot up. And once it does boot up (from like 10th try) it just froze couple of minutes after I used it. I opened BIOS and came to a conclusion my hard disk is about to die. I replaced it with a new one. Everything worked fine until today when it started freezing up again (but only when I'm ig, as far as I noticed). Then I would reset it. Sometimes it would give me a message that goes "A disk read error occured. Press Ctrl+Alt+Del to restart" and I would do as said and it would boot up properly but still continue to freeze when I'm playing for some 5-6 minutes. I can't really detect the problem except knowing that it has something to do with HDD. As for software - I haven't been downloading anything that could carry a virus, I was really careful with that.
    It started giving me "Reboot and Select proper Boot device or Insert Boot Media in selected Boot device and press a key" which just bugs my PC out and makes me restart it. It happened earlier with the old hard disk too. Before that, it gave me "4th Master Hard Disk Error press f1 to resume" message upon turning the PC on. I don't know what's the issue because the hard disk is new and I don't know what's messing it up.
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  2. Samuria's Avatar
    Posts : 6,040
    windows 10

    Welcome to the forums. Did you do a clean install on the new drive or did you clone it? If you cloned it then it's highly likely it's copied the bad blocks to the new drive and some files may have been corrupted from the old drive
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  3. FreeBooter's Avatar
    Posts : 3,980
    Windows 10 Pro 64-bit

    • Try a different port for the SATA/IDE cables
    • If you have more than 1 HDD, leave only the HDD with Windows installed and test multiple SATA/IDE ports and cables
    • The SATA/IDE cables could be damaged try different SATA/IDE cables
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