CS:GO randomly freezes PC

Hello there,

Any input on this is helpful and thanks in advance!

A few days ago, i've started to suffer from CS:GO freezes, which unables me to use any function of my pc. I can alt tab but CS:GO doesnt minimize, it just shows my other windows open, and cant select none of them. I can only shut down from power button in my case, and then restart. I go into a DM, comm. server or competitive and in like 10-20 minutes it just freezes. It's weird because it just started happening a few days ago. I have been playing for years and had some freezes but very sporadic.
My graphic drivers are up to date.
Temps are fine.
Have some stutters in game but i think that is because of CSGO optimization.

Have tried:
System restore from 2 weeks ago (i'm sure in that time this didnt happened)
Verifying files through Steam
Re-installing game (i'm doing that right now but with no hopes it'll work).
This 'fixes' https://steamcommunity.com/app/730/discussions/0/618458030659574249/
Using only 1 audio output (heard that this could cause trouble)

EDIT: After reinstalling game, CS crashed again but now it showed me Steam Client Bootstrapper stopped working, and just freezed. I really dont know what is going on.

What i didnt try was reinstalling OS, but due to system restore not working i dont think OS is the issue here. Maybe i'm wrong.

Specs
i7 3770 3.4ghz
Gtx 960
Kingston DDR3 8GB
Windows 10 x64
ASUS MB P8Z68-V PRO/GEN3
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  1. You have already tried everything it seems.
    Maybe try uninstalling steam completely and cleanly. If that doesn't help, installing windows again will definitely resolve it.
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  2. hellraiser06 said:
    You have already tried everything it seems.
    Maybe try uninstalling steam completely and cleanly. If that doesn't help, installing windows again will definitely resolve it.


    Thanks! So it cannot be a hardware issue??
    Reply to fela96
  3. The problem was my faulty HDD, had CSGO in SSD (as well as windows). Disconnected HDD's sata cable and could play an entire match without freezes.
    Reply to fela96
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