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
8gb DDR 2 400 1:1 with FSB
Crucial M4 SSD (system drive)
2 WD HDDs and 1 Seagate HDD