If your PC thinks everything is
running smoothly, it'll show a window stating that you don't need to scan the
drive at all. You can
proceed by clicking Scan drive below
The check disk will begin. Depending on the size of your drive, this process could take anywhere from a few minutes to an hour. If everything checks out, you'll receive a notification that no errors were found. If it does find errors, it will attempt to fix them.
I thought maybe i figured out why the lockup was happening when i realized i am using my mechanical hard drive to store pics and music and that would be clicking while photo editing or listening to my music. So i tried putting a folder of pic on the C drive and then did some editing of those pics. The lockup still happens without the clicking. Also i reconfirmed that the lockup happens when all I'm doing is listening to an audio stream online. The audio locks in a electo buzz, the pc hums like it is thinking then audio resumes. My thought is some kind of memory buffer gets full and it has to dump or regroup to continue.