|08 Mar 2011||#1|
Fresh Install, lots of problems, hangs/crashes
Ok, here was my previously stable system:
I got a shiny new Intel X25M 120 GB SSD and it has been causing me all sorts of problems. I initially tried to use Intel's Data Migration software to clone the main HDD, but this resulted in a system that hung and crashed badly. I didn't really try much to get it to work and just decided to do a clean install.
To facilitate the clean install, I took out all the USB devices, the extra video card, the PCI-e USB hub, and all the HDDs. The install worked ok, but I think it would still take a few minutes to get to the desktop, which was disappointing. Reinstalling the hardware has made things bad. I can get to the desktop somewhat stably, but it might take 30 minutes. I've been messing around with it for awhile, uninstalling and reinstalling drivers, tried resetting the BIOS settings, disabled legacy USB in BIOS. I've tried some other stuff and had some other problems, but I can't really keep track at this point and I'm not sure what's relevant. I'm willing to start from scratch but I've basically already done that, so I'm not sure what that will get me.
Currently I've unplugged anything unnecessary again, but I'm taking forever to get to the desktop. Help please!
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|08 Mar 2011||#2|
Hello NU Star, welcome to Seven Forums!
If you want to try another clean install, disconnect everything, all HDDs, USB peripherals, leave only a single monitor and the mouse & k/b all except the SSD and connect that to the #1 SATA port of the mobo.
Use diskpart to do a complete wipe of the SSD, then after the install finishes reconnect things back one at a time with plenty of restarts to let Windows absorb the changes to the system.
Be sure to post back with any further questions you may have and to keep us informed.
After you have copied out or made back-ups of the data you need to save to external media, use Step One of this tutorial at the link below to do a wipe (secure erase) to the entire Hard Disk Drive / Solid State Drive.
SSD / HDD : Optimize for Windows Reinstallation
DISKPART : At PC Startup
Do a Clean Install with a Upgrade Windows 7 Version
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|09 Mar 2011||#3|
Thank you for the advice. I followed the steps and did a clean install.
I was meticulous with the hardware installs. There was some initial stalling, which seemed to be fixed by updating the chipset and video card drivers. There was some wonkiness with getting the second graphics card working.
Everything was installed and things seemed stable, but now that I'm installing software I've been getting some freezing when opening applications sometimes. Right now everything thing seem OK, but I'm wary. I'm running the driver verifier to see if that turns anything up right now.
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