Intel Core 2 Duo E8400 Wolfdale 3.0GHz LGA 775 65W Dual-Core Processor BX80570E8400
Patriot Gamer 2 Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333
Crucial M4 SSD 64gb
WD 500 gb
Windows 7 pro 64 bit.
PC has ran fine since October, until a few days ago. Now it will sporadically semi-freeze up. The HDD light will stay lit, the mouse can still move, but it won't execute any commands. I have changed nothing on the machine.
Updated the SSD firmware, ran Memtest86 with no errors, and now I am stuck.
I would try disconnecting the ssd if it's your main boot device. Use the 500 gb western digital and boot up; try connecting the ssd while windows is running and see if it is detected under "computer". If the hardrive symbol is solid, this means the ssd still has a chance of being recovered. If the symbol is empty, then most likely the ssd is bad; Anytime you update the ssd firmware, you lose all your files, and have to either clone the ssd off another drive or start over with a fresh windows install. I've had two fail, and received brand new ones under warranty (different brand). It takes about two weeks to get a replacement; my last one happened right after the Taiwan floods, so it took longer for the replacement to arrive. Good luck.