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I am having a lot of trouble with my pc, including restart problems, bsods, drive corruption, etc. Sometimes my pc just completely freezes up, and no apps work at all. I can still move my cursor around, just it does nothing. I think this might be a cpu issue as the cpu always says high load when this happens, so I ordered a new ryzen 7 2700x (old but a big upgrade for me.) I was planning on doing this for awhile anyways, and I am glad I did it in hopes of solving part of my problems. I have 2 different drives, one a m.2 ssd that seems to be working fine (the ssd is my C: boot drive) and then E:, which is an hdd. Whenever I start up my pc or open file explorer it says that the recycle bin on E: is corrupted. It has been doing this for a while now, but it wasn't affecting anything, so I just dealt with the minor annoyance. Today, I tried to restart my pc due to the freezing problems I mentioned earlier, and it took forever to start, so I tried pressing the physical restart button again and opened bios. Everything looked fine in the boot drive section, so I tried starting again to no avail. Then, on my 4th attempted startup, it said that it was automatically repairing. It sat on that screen for a good ten minutes, then finally bluescreened, with the bsod code being DRIVER PNP WATCHDOG. I looked it up on my phone and there were a ton of different reasons. So I pulled the plug on my pc, and took out the sata for the E: drive. Immediately, the pc starts right up, jumps right to automatic repair, then instantly diagnoses my pc, restarts it, and then within a few seconds I am at my lock screen. I have some similar 1tb hdds laying around, so later I can use someone else's pc to move it over to a new drive, but for now what should I do? Is it a problem with the Hdd, processor, or both? Also, the HDD has a ton of pictures and all my games are installed on that drive. Can I move that game data directly over to a new drive? I am very confused with all this, thankfully once I get my new cpu I am going to tear is all apart and put it in a new case, so I can diagnose then. But for now, should I just use my C: drive?