Hey guys. So this just happened . I don't know if the hdd part is connected with the freezing but they happened at the same time. Pc was working fine until now. I noticed a ticking sound from my tower. Pointed it to one of my two hdds. I opened file explorer to see if I can access what's inside my hdd , when I opened the drive windows explorer froze . Restarted windows explorer through task manager, but it didn't work so I restarted the pc. as soon as windows booted up it froze within 5 sec. Since then, even with all the hdds and ssds apart from the boot ssd disconnected, windows instantly freeze after 5 seconds. Same on restart and cold boot. Safe mode works fine, used malwarebytes in safe mode but didn't report anything. Any clues on what the heck happened ?