I have a Windows 8.1 machine with decent specifications which at random points hangs, freezes (so you can only move your mouse) and then blue screens.
I have contacted Microsoft Support but they have had to escalate to Tier 3 which they said don't respond for up to 2 weeks so I wonder if anyone can help with my issue.
I personally believe this to be a failing hard drive but would like to know otherwise, I have re-installed graphics drivers etc. but when using Spotify to listen to music when it crashes the song continues for a few seconds and then stops.
As already mentioned I have re-installed the graphics drivers and all are up to date, I know the more recent blue screen is NVIDIA but I am not sure if that is a red herring or not...
Windows is installed onto Disk 2 which is a 256GB Brand new SSD
Disk 3 is a 2TB internal hard drive used for applications and data etc...
Two NVIDIA 660-TI Graphics Cards installed in SLI
I also noticed these in my event viewer under system:
An error was detected on device \Device\Harddisk3\DR3 during a paging operation.
Because of this I took it upon myself to run a check disk
For some reason the log does not include everything but I would really like to have a suggestion as to whether it is worth going out and paying for a new hard drive or something else?
Thanks in advance!
Please note: I only have three blue screens because when I am coding, working or whatever I tend to just restart the computer to get it to work again quickly so I can finish with what I am doing.
I have since had 2 more blue screens for different reasons so I am now stuck...