I installed Windows onto the SSD and whenever I try to run a Windows Update or any sort of install of any program, the computer freezes. It will download the files fine, but when it goes to install, it freezes.
I started off with 16gb of RAM, so I took out 8gb and...
Wiped the drive clean and did another install, same exact problems.
Tried installing to the HHD, froze in the middle of installing Windows.
I tried changing GPU's and PSU's and still nothing. I left the Task Manager up when I was installing and the CPU usage went off the charts.
Thanks in advance for any help that you can give me.
Hm. Happened when you tried installing windows to your Hard drive? Have you tried unplugging the Hitachi Drive and then installing windows to your SSD without the Hitachi drive attached? Could have a bad Hard Drive.
You can try just unplugging the data cable from the Hard drive. I know I've seen happen before if an external hard drive is attached to a PC, it will stall during updates. That said though, sounds like there may be something going on with your Hard drive due to the fact you can't even install Windows on it.
Perhaps unplug the SSD and leave only the Hitachi drive plugged in, and run the IBM/Hitachi Drive Fitness test tool to see if it shows you any errors. The other way to check would be install the drive, unplug the SSD and see if Windows installs and works. Possibly you could have gotten a bad drive but no way to tell without checking. Most drives are decent, but I've seen a couple of Hitachi's act wonky in my time, but you are dealing with electronics, so that's how it goes at times.