First, I just have to say I am at my wit's end. It seems like the computer gods have put a curse on my computers for the last 4 years (See my previous questions from the last 4 years for the depressing details).
Anyway, on to my most current problem. A few weeks ago I had a new computer rebuilt to spec and it was working fine.
Although at one point we lost power and somehow I lost or corrupted my boot sector. When I tried to rebuild the MRB, for some reason it rebuilt it on my D: drive (the non-system drive I use for data files), and found out I couldn't boot my computer without having both drives connected. I finally figured out how to fix that and got the MRB onto the correct drive.
I recently posted another question here and it was recommended that I replace my current C: drive with a SSD. I had one in my old computer, but it got fried because of a faulty power supply. So yesterday I purchased a SSD drive and used Acronis to clone the current system drive to the new one.
Problem 1: After about 5 minutes the system slows down to the point where everything freezes. No matter what I'm doing, whether it's video editing, music production or even just browsing the Internet. The program will slow down, and then become totally unresponsive. For a brief time, I'm able to click on something else, but then I can't do anything.
I can't even get to the task manager to close the programs, and can't shut the computer down properly. The only thing I can do is turn the power switch off. Which leads to...
Problem 2: I've been getting Windows messages from the Action Center telling me it found errors in the drive. And as it happened before, when I click on the suggestion options to fix the errors, it doesn't work. Again, I think the boot sector is becoming corrupt and needs to be repaired whenever the computer shuts downs improperly. But if I try to fix this problem by the suggested methods, I believe the boot sector is being written to the D; Drive. So I have to reboot to the dos prompt (using a Windows rescue disk) and tell the computer to rewrite the boot sector in the C; Drive.
But for now, my biggest concern and issue is this freezing up problem that won't allow me to use the computer at all.
(I'm writing this on my laptop)
Here are my specs:
CPU: AMD FX-8320 3.50 GHz (8 Core Processor)
Motherboard: Gigabyte 990FXA-UD5
RAM: Corsair 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3 PC3-12800
GRAPHICS CARD: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970 (4GB)
AUDIO: Focusrite Scarlet 2i2 (USB connection)
Rosewill Lightning-800W ATX Power Supply
Windows 8.1 64-bit
C: Drive (system) Crucial SSD MX100 512GB, D: Drive (data) Seagate HD (not SSD) D drive=1TB
As I mentioned, the Crucial SSD is brand new. The D Drive is about 4 or 5 years old and contains all my audio and graphics files for programs like Cakewalk Sonar, Kontakt, Sony Vegas, DAZ Studio 3D.
I never had a problem with this exact configuration of drives before in my old computer, so I'm wondering what has changed, or if I did something wrong while installing the new SSD, or if it's just a bad drive?