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BSOD preventing 8.1 from starting up appears for split sec

  1. #11


    Posts : 27
    Windows 8.1 (64-bit)


    I'm using the diagnostic procedure right now; the SSD's passed the test, while I'm still waiting for the HDD to finish. It's got 2TB so it'll take some time.

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  2. #12


    Posts : 27
    Windows 8.1 (64-bit)


    I've returned, and both the Hard Drive and the SSD passed.
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  3. #13


    Posts : 27
    Windows 8.1 (64-bit)


    Sorry to keep posting; it's about the second solution. Would this work? http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B...pf_rd_i=468294
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  4. #14


    Posts : 5,139
    Win8.1Pro - Finally!!!


    That device should work for you as long as your drives (both HDD and SSD) are regular SATA drives.
    The HDD could also be an IDE drive (mostly for older drives), and the SSD can be SATA, PCIe, or mSata
    Check your drives before buying (disconnect the power from the wall, ground yourself, and physcially check each connection type.

    Be sure to enable the viewing of system and hidden files when using it - as things like the Firefox profiles are stored in the hidden AppData/Appllcation Data folder.
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  5. #15


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    Windows 8.1 (64-bit)


    According to both websites, both the SSD (Kingston HyperX 3K) and the HDD (Western Digital Green 2TB) use SATA III.
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  6. #16


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    Win8.1Pro - Finally!!!


    Then it'll work. Be sure to use the power supply with it (generally they'll work without the power supply - but it gets "iffy" at times with larger drives that draw more current).

    I find that I use the external power adapter on any drive that needs more than .50 ma (milliamperes - it's usually on the label on the drive) - that's what USB 2.0 delivers (I haven't checked on USB 3.0 yet, but suspect that it's the same)
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