Question Windows 10 freezes without known cause

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Hello! The title says it all. This computer is relatively new and I built it a couple of months ago. Everything has been fine until one day, I uninstalled google chrome and transferred some steam games off of my C: drive(SSD) to D: drive(HDD) (still unknown if this is the actual cause but it did start after this). Ever since then I have been receiving random freeze-ups on my computer and the audio loops if there is any audio. Sometimes when it freezes up, some things are responsive but won't open, for example I could click the windows icon but nothing would load. I ran the windows repair tool and did the recommended stuff to check for corrupted files in CMD and ran Malwarebytes just to double-check. None of the above worked and the freezing persists. There is no known cause of the freezing. It has happened just sitting there listening to music, playing video games on my D drive, browsing the internet... etc. Anyone have any solution or more things to try?

specs:

AMD Ryzen 5 1600X

Cryorig H7 Quad Lumi Programmable RGB Cooler

MSI Gaming AMD Ryzen B350 DDR4 VR Ready HDMI USB 3 ATX Motherboard (B350 GAMING PLUS)

EVGA SuperNOVA 650 G2, 80+ GOLD 650W, Fully Modular, EVGA ECO Mode, 7 Year Warranty, Includes FREE Power On Self Tester Power Supply 220-G2-0650-Y1

EVGA GeForce GTX 1080 FTW GAMING ACX 3.0, 8GB GDDR5X, RGB LED, 10CM FAN, 10 Power Phases, Double BIOS, DX12 OSD Support (PXOC) Graphics Card 08G-P4-6286-KR

Kingston A400 SSD 120GB SATA 3 2.5” Solid State Drive SA400S37/120G - Increase Performance

Seagate 2TB BarraCuda SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 RPM 64MB Cache 3.5 Inch Desktop Hard Drive (ST2000DM006)

CORSAIR VENGEANCE RGB 16GB (2x8GB) DDR4 3200MHz C16 Desktop Memory - Black

TP-Link Archer T6E AC1300 PCIe Wireless WiFi network Adapter Card for PC, with Heatsink Technology.

SSD I believe was previously full but I transferred games off of it. HDD has 1 tb free.
 
Sep 23, 2019
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Have a check wih crystaldiskinfo and see what the HDD health status is like.
HDD:
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CrystalDiskMark 6.0.2 x64 (C) 2007-2018 hiyohiyo
Crystal Dew World : https://crystalmark.info/
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  • MB/s = 1,000,000 bytes/s [SATA/600 = 600,000,000 bytes/s]
  • KB = 1000 bytes, KiB = 1024 bytes
Sequential Read (Q= 32,T= 1) : 189.883 MB/s
Sequential Write (Q= 32,T= 1) : 168.901 MB/s
Random Read 4KiB (Q= 8,T= 8) : 1.050 MB/s [ 256.3 IOPS]
Random Write 4KiB (Q= 8,T= 8) : 1.040 MB/s [ 253.9 IOPS]
Random Read 4KiB (Q= 32,T= 1) : 1.035 MB/s [ 252.7 IOPS]
Random Write 4KiB (Q= 32,T= 1) : 1.097 MB/s [ 267.8 IOPS]
Random Read 4KiB (Q= 1,T= 1) : 0.448 MB/s [ 109.4 IOPS]
Random Write 4KiB (Q= 1,T= 1) : 1.022 MB/s [ 249.5 IOPS]
Test : 1024 MiB [D: 31.9% (593.4/1862.9 GiB)] (x3) [Interval=5 sec]
Date : 2019/10/02 17:18:23
OS : Windows 10 [10.0 Build 18362] (x64)


SSD:

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CrystalDiskMark 6.0.2 x64 (C) 2007-2018 hiyohiyo
Crystal Dew World : https://crystalmark.info/
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  • MB/s = 1,000,000 bytes/s [SATA/600 = 600,000,000 bytes/s]
  • KB = 1000 bytes, KiB = 1024 bytes
Sequential Read (Q= 32,T= 1) : 479.029 MB/s
Sequential Write (Q= 32,T= 1) : 204.626 MB/s
Random Read 4KiB (Q= 8,T= 8) : 172.841 MB/s [ 42197.5 IOPS]
Random Write 4KiB (Q= 8,T= 8) : 59.920 MB/s [ 14628.9 IOPS]
Random Read 4KiB (Q= 32,T= 1) : 172.275 MB/s [ 42059.3 IOPS]
Random Write 4KiB (Q= 32,T= 1) : 93.858 MB/s [ 22914.6 IOPS]
Random Read 4KiB (Q= 1,T= 1) : 29.751 MB/s [ 7263.4 IOPS]
Random Write 4KiB (Q= 1,T= 1) : 43.273 MB/s [ 10564.7 IOPS]
Test : 1024 MiB [C: 35.9% (39.9/111.2 GiB)] (x3) [Interval=5 sec]
Date : 2019/10/02 17:22:38
OS : Windows 10 [10.0 Build 18362] (x64)
 

Ketchup79

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When you say "transfer" (transferred some steam games off of my C: drive(SSD) to D: drive(HDD) what do you mean? Did you just copy /paste/ delete? Did you just tell Steam to use a different folder?

Also, are the crashes occurring while Steam is running (or do you let Steam start with Windows)?
 
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When you say "transfer" (transferred some steam games off of my C: drive(SSD) to D: drive(HDD) what do you mean? Did you just copy /paste/ delete? Did you just tell Steam to use a different folder?

Also, are the crashes occurring while Steam is running (or do you let Steam start with Windows)?
I did the in-steam feature, where it moves the file to another folder/drive. I moved a couple games from my SSD to HDD. I believe it occurs when steam is open; however, I just wiped steam and all the games and am currently reinstalling them now.
 
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I did the in-steam feature, where it moves the file to another folder/drive. I moved a couple games from my SSD to HDD. I believe it occurs when steam is open; however, I just wiped steam and all the games and am currently reinstalling them now.
I don't think that steam opens immediately, but I always open it anyways.
 
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looking like it might be my gpu. It crashed while launching classic. When task manager opened, it said my GPU was clocked out at 98% with a high power usage.
 

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