I have a custom built machine with windows 7 ultimate.
- Core2Duo 2.93Ghz
- 12GB RAM
- 500GB Hdd
- Nvidia GTX 650 Ti Boost 2GB
Everything was running fine till a few days ago when Windows Explorer started crashing and hanging up the system.
When it happens some other programs sometimes also hang and crash too. Also I can't Ctrl+Alt+Del during its fits, it just comes up with a black screen. I can get the Task Manager with Ctrl+Shift+Esc but then that hangs sometimes.
If I manage to get explorer.exe to end, I often can't get a run window open for at least a minute to open explorer.exe. Even when it comes up it hangs and I end up hard reseting the computer. It seems to happen randomly and the CPU is <15 percent. I've done some research and it might be a HDD issue.
HDTune reports 11 bad sectors, I don't know how bad that is though. On another note, I've yet to run Malwarebytes. But Vipre Antivirus reports no viruses. I'm not quite sure whats up!
Also, if it could be related, I have been having a problem putting/waking from sleep. It says I get a BSOD (which I never actually see) that has error code 9f. Any suggestions, or ideas would be appreciated!