Don't know if this is the best spot to ask but at least its a starting point.... I built a new system recently and its been giving me a fair bit of grief, basically what happens is that you will be using the computer and then it just stops responding. The HDD light comes on solid but it doesn't matter if you are browsing the net or playing a game or anything else it will just sit there for what can be up to a few minutes...
Sometimes the computer recovers, sometimes it blue screens on me, the interesting thing I have just picked up on is that when I hit the reset button after the blue screen I get a message "Reboot and select proper boot device" and when I check in the BIOS my primary SSD drive is showing up as NOT PRESENT.
This will continue each time you reset until you hit the power button and shutdown the system completely... then things work as normal until the next time it happens.... I can go days without it happening then get it 4 times in 10 minutes...
Here is a small capture of the last blue screen with what I reckon are the import details
The problem could be a low CMOS battery (even though it's new), requiring a simple replacement, or your HDD being corrupt. Open cmd (start > run > "cmd") and type "sfc /scannow", but without the " ". Hit Enter.
It might take some time for the scan to complete, but what this does is check the integrity of OS files, as well as repair any that may be corrupt.
Run the scan twice, since sometimes the first time through it won't repair all corrupted files, and then search for a file titled "cbs.log"; a log file of the scan. Post the contents of that log and tell me how the scan goes. Hopefully we'll see some errors and get this taken care of. Heh.
I have run the scan twice (actually 3 times) and it runs through quickly (I would say takes about 1 minute) and it does not find any problems.
I have found the log file and managed to open it but man there is a massive amount of text in there, might be cause I have run the test a number of times. Checking the file size its 14MB and has hundreds if not thousands of lines of text!!! I don't know if that normal???
I went to host the file and then attach the link but windows is fighting me each time I try and interact with the file...
Well if you've ran the test a few times and nothing has come up, check to see if you have RAID enabled in your BIOS. Even though you aren't using a RAID configuration, there's a chance there's a conflict with it. To disable it, go into your BIOS. The menu navigation is different with each BIOS manufacturer, but usually it's under a submenu titled "Integrated Peripherals", or something of that nature.
If you find it enabled, go ahead and disable it. See if that takes care of the issue. If not, the problem really could just be a bad HDD. If you have an extra drive laying around, try installing the OS on it and see if any BSOD's still pop up. I know it's a pain, but that'll definitely separate the problem between your other components or the drive itself.