Pc keeps crashing

For the past few days my pc has been crashing and then booting in to a black screen. Also in some of these crashes the sound disappears. Is my hdd the cause of this?
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  1. could you be more specific? such as when the PC crashes, is it when you launch a particular application? or it crashes as soon as you turned it on, etc..and also components list would be helpful.
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  2. First, to diagnose your hdd, try running slax solely off a flash usb drive; it's a portable os basically, then if it still crashes, check the integrity of your ram modules in another pc, if you can.
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  3. th3p00r said:
    could you be more specific? such as when the PC crashes, is it when you launch a particular application? or it crashes as soon as you turned it on, etc..and also components list would be helpful.


    It crashes randomly.

    Specs:
    Operating System
    Windows 10 Home 64-bit
    CPU
    AMD Ryzen 5 1600
    RAM
    8.00GB Single-Channel 2144~ Mhz
    Motherboard
    ASRock A320M-HDV (AM4)
    Graphics
    W1934 (1440x900@60Hz)
    4096MB ATI Radeon RX 480 Graphics
    Storage
    465GB Seagate ST500DM002-1BD142 (SATA)
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  4. If it crashes randomy that's typical of a motherboard failure, though there can be other reasons, but then again the easiest things are sometimes the cause, could you try running it of slax, ubuntu or any linux portable os ? Also, does it crash in the bios ?
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  5. Death Valley said:
    If it crashes randomy that's typical of a motherboard failure, though there can be other reasons, but then again the easiest things are sometimes the cause, could you try running it of slax, ubuntu or any linux portable os ? Also, does it crash in the bios ?


    Well, I bought a new HDD today and will try setting it up tomorrow, if it doesn't fix the problem, I'll just get a new motherboard. I needed some more storage anyway. But I didn't experience a crash in the BIOS(UEFI in my case). I have no experience in portable OS but I don't get how that would help?
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  6. Ok, will gladly hear that. The portable os tric was simply to try out if your pc would still crash, thus ending suspicions on the hdd eventually. To make it work, you simply need to download any version of slax, and then mount it on a usb flash drive with something like unetbootin for instance.
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