Recently, since yesterday, I began to frequently encounter the following. I would run a game or an application, and the windows would freeze, with harddrive light being steadily lit and no harddrive sound present. I waited a few minutes hoping the PC was "thinking", yet noting happened, so I had to power it down the hard way. It gives exact symptoms of bad Hard Drive. However, just in case, I ran the Diskcheck (it asks to schedule the check for next reboot and so I did), Antivirus, Spyware Doctor, and now I am defragmenting to see if this will help.
One thing I must mention is that I am using Two Harddrives. First is the Master. It is SONY particioned into three parts. System, C, and D. Total of 250 Gig. I have another Harddrive, slave, it used to be the master before I bought newer, better HD. I partitioned it into E and G. There is a third part that used to be System but now not used for anything. Anyway, the G part is 15 Gigs in space. I used it as a Temp for System and Temp for user. I want it that way, and it has been like that for a while.
Please tell me why the Windows freezing.