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Windows 7: PC completly freezing after switching between SSD drives

04 May 2017   #1
iC3 SvEn VaTh

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
PC completly freezing after switching between SSD drives

Hello everyone, this is my first post on this forum even doe i have known about this site since a while ago

So basically what happens is that i bought a Samsung V-NAND SSD 850 EVO 250 Gb about a year ago because i needed the added speed of a SSD for my Mac OS X El Capitan virtual machine, on my Toshiba Satellite Laptop

I just bought the same Samsung V-NAND SSD 850 EVO but i bought the 500 Gb because my old drive was already too full, i made a fresh install of Windows 7 Home Premium 64x on the new 500 GB SSD, now the problem i have is that whenever i switch back and forth between drives, my PC completely freezes right after i boot from my old 250 GB SSD, rendering the PC useless until a switch to my new 500 Gb SSD,

I have precious information on my old drive that i need in order to finish some exams/final projects at my University,

Both SSDs have the same version of windows installed, can someone help me solve this problem ?

My System SpecsSystem Spec
04 May 2017   #2

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit sp1

Welcome to the Forum.

Firstly, do you have separate Windows 7 licences for each SSD installation.

Secondly, when you installed Windows on the new 500 GB SSD did you disconnect the old 250 GB SSD beforehand. Having 2 or more drives connected which doing a fresh install often results in misplacing the boot files & other problems.

Thirdly, posting a screen shot of Disc Management would be helpful in diagnosing problems. This tutorial will show you how to do that.

Disk Management - Post a Screen Capture Image - Windows 7 Help Forums

At the end of the actual tutorial there is a link explaining how to upload the screen well.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
05 May 2017   #3

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64

Did you install Windows 7 on the 500 GB with the 250 GB removed from the laptop ?

Will the 250 GB boot up ok with the 500 GB removed ?
My System SpecsSystem Spec


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