I posted a while back about how my HD (that is currently giving problems again) gave a disk read error. When I formatted the HD, everything was back to normal.
Been two weeks now. I tried dling a game off Steam, and my PC just froze after massive PC lag spikes. Frustrated, I stopped trying to get the download to work. Later, I tried downloading some stuff through Firefox, but the browser ended up having very frequent hangsups.
I changed my download location in Firefox to another HD and the problem went away. I'm almost certain that if I stress this HD more, it will fail...perhaps for good.
I have Diskcheckup. Under SMART info, everything shows 'OK.' Is there anything else I can do to confirm my theory? What about fixing it?