Posted 30 December 2012 - 16:05
So I am almost certain that part of my systems problem is the HDD, but I would like to know for sure. I have been having a rash of system freezes, and BSOD's (the most recent labeled Kernel memory) I am reasonably sure that I am in need of a new PSU also, which I hope to be able to purchase next month. Just the morning I had a BSOD, which stopped at 55% of doing a memory dump to the disk, then upon restart windows would not start, the system simply does a POST, and then windows never starts. I am able to 'fix' this by turning off the PSU for 2-3 mins and then turning it back on. I am really unsure as what else might be causing the issues. I did do a sfc/scannow from safe mode, and it passed. SMART data for the Windows drive does not really show anything abnormal, and if this drive is the issue I can RMA it. My concern is what I should be focusing on. I do have a brand new 1TB laptop sized HDD, which I could use for windows while the drive goes out for RMA, but I really feel that I should replace the PSU prior to installing any new HDD's in the system. Any advise or suggestions would be appreciated!