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Posted 13 September 2014 - 04:42 PM
Posted 13 September 2014 - 05:33 PM
If you are the builder and are a bit tech savvy, I have an unconventional suggestion for you.
Go to Disk Management and shrink you data drive by about 100 gigs.
Disconnect your SSD and proceed to install 8.1 on the HDD's 100 gig partition.
I'm sure that I don't have to tell you to be careful to not delete your data partition...
Once you're up and running, you can install limited drivers, like the chipset, the required network driver and your GPU's drivers, if Windows doesn't install them automatically.
If you're wondering what this experiment will tell you, it'll tell you everything.
For instance, if it does exactly the same thing, you can be sure that you have a hardware problem.
If it doesn't shut down, then it's your system on the SSD that is messed up.
You can proceed to add other drivers one at a time, like Audio, Bluetooth, Webcam, or whatever other driver you're missing.
By doing them one at a time and running with the system like that for awhile, allows you to be sure that none of those drivers is causing the problem.
The big bonus of doing it this way is that you still get to use your computer in the meantime and avoid going crazy trying to find a needle in a haystack.
If you happen to find one individual driver or program that causes the problem, then yippee. If it works to perfection, you know to simply reinstall 8.1 on your SSD.
Once done, you're left with a dual boot system which is priceless to have for future events.
For instance, let's say you got nailed with the FBI virus that completely locks you out of your system, you bootup the other system, scan the infected drive wit Malwarebytes, clean it up, then reboot back to your SSD.
Another example is if you want to test some "iffy" software, you can do it on the HDD before risking your preferred system on the SSD.
I always have a dual boot on any and every PC I own. There are countless advantages. In your case, it will help you easily resolve your present problem and be of service for any future needs.
If you're wondering about activation, both systems are to be activated like one. That is to say, that they can't both run at the same time, so the one activation key will work for both.
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