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Windows 7: BSOD at random intervals, no specific pattern even after clean install

19 Nov 2012   #71
CliveK

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Britton30 View Post
OK, in his first Essenbe said to set the CDROM as the first boot device. This shows it is the HDD.

Try changing the !st device to CDROM, 2nd to HDD.

You should havs the SSD attached to SATA1 and the CDROM IDE connected so it is the Master, usually the very end of the ribbon cable.
Right. I've altered the priority as suggested. Still no luck.

So shall I swap the SATA1 and 2 around and move the slave to master?


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19 Nov 2012   #72
Britton30
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

Yessir. Then in Boot order, set the HDD order so the SSD is first.
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19 Nov 2012   #73
essenbe

Windows 7 Enterprise X64/Windows 10 Enterprise X64/Windows 10 Pro X64/Linux Mint
 
 

Try going to boot options and select hard disk and press enter and see if you have the option to chose which hard drive.

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19 Nov 2012   #74
essenbe

Windows 7 Enterprise X64/Windows 10 Enterprise X64/Windows 10 Pro X64/Linux Mint
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Britton30 View Post
OK, in his first Essenbe said to set the CDROM as the first boot device. This shows it is the HDD.

Try changing the !st device to CDROM, 2nd to HDD.

You should have the SSD attached to SATA1 and the CDROM IDE connected so it is the Master, usually the very end of the ribbon cable.
Gary, in the screenshot in post #65 it shows no master, the slave is the DVD and the OCZ is sata 2

CliveK, I would also enable hard drive smart monitoring seen in that same screenshot.
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19 Nov 2012   #75
Britton30
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

I saw that Steve, which why I suggested the change so the one CDROM is Master.
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19 Nov 2012   #76
CliveK

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Britton30 View Post
Yessir. Then in Boot order, set the HDD order so the SSD is first.
I swapped the SATA connections over but not the master/slave.

There doesn't seem to be a way to change the HDD order.
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19 Nov 2012   #77
CliveK

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by essenbe View Post
Try going to boot options and select hard disk and press enter and see if you have the option to chose which hard drive.

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It's not possible, unfortunately.
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19 Nov 2012   #78
CliveK

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Right. Cables swapped over but SATA order hasn't swapped - suggests I have done it wrong. I merely swapped the positions of the bunch of wires reading 'SATA' on the head between the HDDs.

I've set up the smart monitoring, too. Still the black screen with cursor.

So, do I attempt to make the CD Master, too or not?
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19 Nov 2012   #79
Britton30
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

What is shown under each of the items outlined?

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19 Nov 2012   #80
CliveK

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Boot Device Priority:

1st - CDROM
2nd - Hard Disk
3rd - Disabled
4th - Disabled

HDD
Sata 1 - Samsung HD103SJ
Sata 2 - OCZ-AGILITY3

CDROM
1st Slave - HL-DT-ST DVDRAM GSA-4163B

Boot Settings Configuration
Case Open Warning - Enabled
Quick Boot - Enabled
Boot Up Floppy Seek - Disabled
Bootup Num-Lock - On
Typematic Rate Setting - Disabled
x Typematic Rate (Chars/Sec) - 6
Typematic Delay (Msec) - 250
OS Select for DRAM > 64MB - Non-OS2
Full Screen LOGO - Enabled
Halt On - All Errors
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