|Recently the system started to occasionally freeze for a few seconds then crash down to the boot screen failing to find the internal hard drive (Hitachi 1TB). |
Shutting the PC down and turning it on again solves the problem... temporally, until the next crash.
I suspect there's some 'strenuous' activity limit involved, since I can browse the Internet somewhat fine, but copying large files from one of two sectors of the the hard drive or watching videos brings this about sooner or later.
I am aware it is hardware problem, since software problems rarely if ever do manifest at the boot stage. How can I fix this?
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