just wanted to say thank you for all your help and let you know i figured out the problem. just thought id share incase you were curious. thanks again. problem was actually with my crucial ssd hard drive.
Thank you for contacting Crucial. Before we proceed with troubleshooting, I would strongly recommend that you update your SSD to the latest firmware.
One of the things the latest firmware does is to correct a condition where an incorrect response to a SMART counter will cause the m4 drive to become unresponsive after 5184 hours of Power-on time, which leads to a computer crash. The drive will recover after a power cycle, however, this failure will repeat once per hour after reaching this point. This condition poses no risk to user or system data stored on the drive, but obviously it's very frustrating.
This post has details on the firmware update that addressed this issue:
This link will take you to the firmware download page:
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