After building the new PC, I've been experiencing constant system freezes. Windows would freeze for about 30 seconds - all keys including CTRL+ALT+DEL or CTRL+SHIFT+ESC that usually switch to the appropriate utilities would work. 30 seconds later, the system would go back to its regular state, like nothing would happen. All actions that where queued up during the 30 second "freeze" would fire up. This was happing during performance intensive operations as well as when the computer was relatively free, on average around twice an hour.
After upgrading all drivers, motherboard BIOS and removing disconnecting all peripherals - I finally found a solution on Google that worked. Apparently - NVidia SATA drivers enable Command Queuing by default even though many drives do not support it. Disabling the option seem have fixed the problem. I've been "Freeze" free for 4 days now.
To see uncheck the option:
- Right click on computer, select "Properties
- Select "Device Manager"
- Find "Storage Controllers"
- For each "NVIDIA nForce Serial ATA Controller" select Properties, and uncheck "Enable Command Queuing" option