[SOLVED] All games on my SSD are failing to load chunks/maps/servers when already in the game, and then crash immediately

Mar 2, 2020
Pls help,

So I downloaded GTA 5 onto my SSD a few days ago and spent 90 minutes trying to get it to launch without crashing to no avail. I have since uninstalled GTA beacuse it was filling up my SSD
But since then all of the other games I have downloaded on my SSD cant load maps or chunks.
For example CSGO launches fine and menus work etc, but as soon as I try to join a server and load into a map the bar gets stuck on 'initializing world' and then crashes and takes me back to Steam home.
Minecraft let me into the Realms server I was on and I started to be able to run around and mine but as soon as I moved far enough from the spawn point the game crashed as it tried to load new chunks.
Also coupled with all of these crashes Chrome and Discord which were open on the 2nd monitor and they too crashed.

It has to be something to do with the SSD itself because all my games on my hard drive have been running without issues.

Just wondering if there is any fix for this and if there is how to fix it or do I need to buy a new SSD which would suck as I only built this pc 9 months ago


PC Specs:
CPU: i5-9600K
Mobo: MSI Z390-A PRO
GPU: Zotac GeForce GTX 1660
SSD: Samsung 970 EVO Plus 500Gb
HDD: Seagate ST2000DM006-2DM164 2Tb
OS: Windows 10
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check the SSD with Samsung Magician and update the firmware if available.

is your system overclocked?

Check the temperature of GPU and CPU

How much free space does the SSD have?

update the BIOS of the motherboard

check the memory by running memtest.org usb autoinstaller (bootable USB flash drive)

check windows integrity
open the command prompt as administrator and type DISM /Online /Cleanup-Image /RestoreHealth

BTW: the SSD has 5 years of warranty