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Random freezing and BSOD on the Desktop I built. Help!

I build a pc about a year ago and here are the specs:

https://gyazo.com/6d35a557c68c4c2935d4b85e72755b93

The problem is that recently my computer freezes once in a while (forcing me to restart) and often shuts down with the BSOD. Its only been a year since I built this, and the products I am using are known for their performance.
But then again, I do not know much about computers.
Anyone have any ideas why my desktop is constantly giving me a pain in the butt?

p.s. Not sure if this is relevant, but just yesterday my computer shut down with BSOD (what a surprise), but when I restarted the computer, the screen displayed "Reboot and Select proper Boot device".......So I went into BIOS settings but my usual boot option, which is UEFI, was not there for some reason. I tried again 30 minutes later and magically the UEFI came back up and the computer booted as usual. Could this entire chaos be a dying HDD problem?
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  1. Welcome to the TH community, Daniel!

    You should probably backup all your data from the system somewhere off-site before proceeding with the troubleshooting! Better safe than sorry, right? Next, I'd strongly recommend you reseat the connections to your WD drive and make sure everything is mounted properly and there are no loose cables inside your PC. If that doesn't help, I'd suggest you swap the SATA cable connecting the drive and also attempt to plug it in a different SATA port on the motherboard. These issues could be caused by a faulty connection to the HDD.

    Give it a try and let me know how it goes!
    SuperSoph_WD
  2. SuperSoph_WD said:
    Welcome to the TH community, Daniel!

    You should probably backup all your data from the system somewhere off-site before proceeding with the troubleshooting! Better safe than sorry, right? Next, I'd strongly recommend you reseat the connections to your WD drive and make sure everything is mounted properly and there are no loose cables inside your PC. If that doesn't help, I'd suggest you swap the SATA cable connecting the drive and also attempt to plug it in a different SATA port on the motherboard. These issues could be caused by a faulty connection to the HDD.

    Give it a try and let me know how it goes!
    SuperSoph_WD


    Thank You! I will give it a try!
    And for the BSOD, I thought it would be useful to take a look at the minidump:

    https://gyazo.com/7f68e5ac9c7de559a88e029fda75d063

    And here is what it shows when I press "Analyze":

    https://gyazo.com/a31c1d0b402d22a932c4e552429098b3
    https://gyazo.com/ce3cbe37ab7b36fbecfc329da2541e5f

    But as I mentioned, I am no expert in computers so I have no idea what this is telling me....Any ideas?

    And thank you sincerely for your response :)
  3. Best answer
    Hey there again, Daniel!

    As I mentioned in my previous post, it looks like a connectivity/hardware malfunction issue, rather than a Windows/software-related one. I'd recommend you execute the steps I listed above and check if you will get the same BSOD errors afterwards. Make sure everything is plugged properly, any loose cable on the hardware could cause such BSODs. Give it a try and let me know how it goes.

    As for your Bug Check, you should probably read through this MS article about it.

    SuperSoph_WD :)
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