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Motherboard SATA or SSD problem (need advise)

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#1 photovoltaic


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Posted 29 March 2013 - 12:40 PM

Hello everyone! Thanks for your time reading this and thanks for your help!


When loading windows it just sits at the windows icon forever and eventually the screen goes black. It does this about 70% of the time but sometimes Windows loads fine. When windows is running it performs ok but it occasionally hangs for a few seconds.


I am pretty sure this is a problem with something to do with accessing the hard drive. I was using a Vertex Agility SSD and it worked fine for a while. Eventually, it was doing this really bad to the point where I couldn’t load Windows anymore. I got a different SSD (Crucial M4) and after a while of working fine, it is now doing the same thing that it did with the other SSD.


I am wondering what it could be. It seems unlikely that I got 2 completely different bad ssd drives in a row that would have the same problem. I am thinking it is something to do with the sata controller on my motherboard or something. Strange thing is, I have 3 other storage hard drives that work fine.


I have updated the firmware and bios on the motherboard and no difference. Does anyone have any suggestions? I really don’t want to replace the motherboard.


I guess I could get something like this http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16815287014 and see if it fixes the problem but I would rather use my motherboard included ports. Wouldn’t one of these clog up the PCI or PCI express channel too much?


Here are my computer specs (few years old but works like a champ besides this problem I’m having)

Windows 8 x64 Pro

Intel Q6600 @ 3.6GHZ

ASUS P5Q Deluxe

Radeon HD4890

8gb DDR 2 400  1:1 with FSB

Crucial M4 SSD (system drive)

2 WD HDDs and 1 Seagate HDD

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#2 hamluis



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Posted 29 March 2013 - 01:38 PM

Please download MiniToolBox  , save it to your desktop and run it.


Checkmark the following checkboxes:

  List last 10 Event Viewer log

  List Installed Programs

  List Users, Partitions and Memory size.


Click Go and paste the content into your next post.


Also...please Publish a Snapshot using Speccy - http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/topic323892.html/page__p__1797792#entry1797792 , taking care to post the link.  Do not copy/paste data from the report.



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