Thank you Edwar for the input. Yes, I figured that was the problem but I wanted to be sure of any other software problems before I replace the Hard Drive. And yes the reason I did the original reinstall was because of freeze up. I originally thought it was an nvidia driver
problem that updated to a Windows 8 fix. Or I thought may "Spotify" was the problem since the freeze up on the reinstall happened just after I downloaded their program. Thanks again for your help.