Question PC froze when my mad cat ran into and hit the side of the case. #StatusReport?

hellzer

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This is by no means is a serious topic...
My PC just froze because the cat ran into and hit the closed PC case. The side where the motherboard screws are. I restarted the PC, everything is fine. Obviously, for now, there is no problem.

I'm just wondering what could have caused the freeze? The exterior cables, buttons weren't touched or disconnected. Force of the impact definitely caused this. Everything seems intact.
What are the chances this could have done long term damage that isn't apparent right now vs. just happened, not a big deal type of thing?
 

hellzer

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Are you on a hard drive or SSD?
I have 2 SSD's and 1 HDD connected. My OS is on SSD.
Since my HDD is just a third-party storage unit, although sensitive to impacts, I don't think it could be the culprit?

EDIT: During the impact my Operating system was downloading torrent files and writing them straight into HDD.
Which could have caused system to react and crash because the HDD was rattled and giving no reads to OS.

This makes sense, right?
 
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