I’m having some significant issues with a new PC build.
I have a 240 gb Ultra II. I have 8.1 installed on it, as well as a few other programs (I’m at 182 GB free). Now, at random times when I’m using my system, everything will suddenly hang. All programs become unresponsive, the mouse sometimes locks up, ctrl+alt+delete won’t do anything, etc. This lasts for about 30 seconds, then everything usually returns to normal. I leave task manager open at all times now, and it shows that during these hangs, my SSD “active time” jumps to and stays at 100%.
These hangs don’t seem to be linked to specific software. They occur randomly, even when my computer is under no significant load. I’ve already tried a clean install of 8.1. I’ve tried disabling superfetch/prefetch and other background system processes. I’m very confident that I am free of any viruses/malware. I’m suspecting some sort of hardware issue, but the SanDisk Dashboard shows that my disk health is fine. My firmware is also up to date.
Has anyone had similar issues? Any advice or thoughts?