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Windows 7: SSD / 1tb external HHD setup problem!

11 Aug 2012   #1

Windows 7 professional 64 bit
SSD / 1tb external HHD setup problem!

So for the past two years i have had non stop problems with my computer, constant freezes/pauses etc, i took my computer to countless technicians all who could not find anything wrong, inexperienced or what i don't know.

Either way my computer has produced less problems with the occasional crash every few days, which is still annoying.

anyway i am trying to transfer a file to my external HDD, as soon as it starts copying my computer will freeze, unfreeze and re freeze untill it finally hits a BSOD. i managed to copy it using teracopy but it started to freeze when extracting, it freezes when copying to my externall HDd or dling to it.

any ideas?

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12 Aug 2012   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit

Do you have all the current drivers for all your hardware installed? Since this has been an ongoing longterm problem, I would start from scratch. I would remove any external hardware and do a clean install. The make sure I have all the current drivers installed along with all MS updates. I would also check and see if a BIOS update was available and install latest BIOS if needed.
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12 Aug 2012   #3

Windows 7 professional 64 bit

Hey bassfisher, unfortunately i have already reinstalled windows 3 times with no luck of it fixing my problems, either it is a driver issue, a bios configuration setting such as how my hard drives are connected or an actual physical problem. I don't usually update my windows so i will give that a try with installing updates, and i will also try to update all of my drivers. I have never updated my bios can you direct me on how to do that? and also check the settings which could be wrong within mine that could cause my problems.

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12 Aug 2012   #4
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1

Is there a good reason not to update Windows?
Those should always be done.
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02 Sep 2012   #5

Windows 7 professional 64 bit

ok guys ive done everything that was mentioned here and my computer is still freezing when i download stuff, i need to think about replacing hardware now.

what do you think could be causing this? motherboard? hdd? ssd?
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02 Sep 2012   #6

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, 64-bit

Is Windows fully updated? That's the first thing I'd do, at least the critical and important updates.

I'd check the hard drives by downloading and running the drive manufacturer's utility.

I'd check the RAM using memtest86+. Let it run for 6 or 8 passes. That will probably take overnight.

Do you have other presumed healthy hardware you can swap in to replace current stuff--such as another power supply, different RAM, different hard drive?
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