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Windows 7: Random 30sec-3min Hanging/Locking up

21 Jan 2010   #21
xGSTQ

Windows 7 x64 Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by fseal View Post
I'm not at my 7 box but it's a configuration option on the individual sata port. So find the sata controllers in the hardware manager, then there should be 2 sata ports per controller and then on the sata port properties there should be the check box. Uncheck it only for the one port your SSD is connected too, rotating drives still need it for best performance (It's why it was invented).
Sry I still cant seem to find it... ive looked under Hard Drives and IDE ATA/ATAPI contollers


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26 Jan 2010   #22
fseal

Windows 7 x64 Ultimate
 
 

Heh sorry, I will try to remember tonight to post the exact path to the option while I got my 7 machine in front of me
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26 Jan 2010   #23
Pollux

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Just for info i had this problem on a Hard drive disk, not a SSD. Have'nt really looked into it since, due to lack of asolution so i guess the problem is still there.
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26 Jan 2010   #24
fseal

Windows 7 x64 Ultimate
 
 

Okay, for the SSD stalls (MAY work on non SSD, harmless to try anyway, can always turn it back on).

Start->Control Panel->Hardware and Sound->Device Manager->IDE ADA/ATAPI Controllers

Now from here your entries for the ATA controllers will be named specific to your hardware. Mine are "NVIDIA nForce Serial ATA Controlller". I have three, click each one and then click on the Port0 or Port1 tab to find the drive you want to disable NCQ on. Then just unclick the Enable Command Queing.

Reboot and see if the pauses go away. If not, turn it back on, if so good to go. One annoying side effect of this is that the W7 speed rating test will no longer work
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04 Feb 2010   #25
xGSTQ

Windows 7 x64 Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by fseal View Post
Okay, for the SSD stalls (MAY work on non SSD, harmless to try anyway, can always turn it back on).

Start->Control Panel->Hardware and Sound->Device Manager->IDE ADA/ATAPI Controllers

Now from here your entries for the ATA controllers will be named specific to your hardware. Mine are "NVIDIA nForce Serial ATA Controller". I have three, click each one and then click on the Port0 or Port1 tab to find the drive you want to disable NCQ on. Then just unclick the Enable Command Queing.

Reboot and see if the pauses go away. If not, turn it back on, if so good to go. One annoying side effect of this is that the W7 speed rating test will no longer work
Ive followed your instructions (thanks BTW) but i cant see where your getting Port0 or Port1 from, im clicking the properties of each ATA channel and there is no tab.

My comp is still freezing randomly, last night I was listening to music videos on utube and my hard drive was screeching away, sounded like is was working over time for some reason and my comp froze a few times too... getting annoying as hell now.

wonder what it is
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04 Feb 2010   #26
fseal

Windows 7 x64 Ultimate
 
 

Hmm it looks like you have NO Serial ATA (SATA) devices installed. THose are all normal IDE interfaces.

Does your motherboard not have any SATA devices?

I may have led you on a small goose chase there if not. The NCQ option seems to only be an option on SATA controllers.
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05 Feb 2010   #27
xGSTQ

Windows 7 x64 Ultimate
 
 

They are all eSata yes so do you think thats the problem ?

Weird
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05 Feb 2010   #28
fseal

Windows 7 x64 Ultimate
 
 

I don't have any eSATA controllers on any of my machines unfortunately though I would in general expect to see an entry for them SOMEWHERE in the device manager. If those IDE entries are really the eSATA devices then I'd still see if there were some Windows 7 specific storage drivers for your motherboard (or maybe even specifically for the eSATA controller ship itself) because that would mean that you are just using the bare bones W7 generic drivers for them and can probably do better.

NORMALLY if things are working fine/no complaints I just leave things alone but there have been several storage driver issues with W7 and since you /might/ be experienceing one, it may be worth looking for better drivers. Most likely from the motherboard manufacturer.
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