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Another "solution" for the freezing issue

  1. #11


    Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    Posts : 117
    Windows 8 Pro 64-bit, Windows 7 SP1 64-bit, Windows XP SP3 32-bit


    I recently installed Win8 RP on to a brand new OCZ 128Gb Vertex 4 SSD (using AHCI enabled in the BIOS), before I had it installed on a HDD (only IDE was enabled in the BIOS). When running Win8 RP on the HDD I had no freezing issues at all. On the SSD it was a different story, nothing but freezing. I've just ticked the Hyper-V box to see if this solves the issue. Thanks for the tip.
    Last edited by HPDeskjet; 23 Jun 2012 at 07:11.

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  2. #12


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


    2 huge issues with SSD's are firmware updates - and motherboard storage controller updates.
    Make sure both are the latest available.
    Good luck!
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  3. #13


    Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    Posts : 117
    Windows 8 Pro 64-bit, Windows 7 SP1 64-bit, Windows XP SP3 32-bit


    Still getting freezing issues, I do have the most up to date Intel Rapid Storage Drivers installed. I installed them during my Win8 install. I also have the latest firmware for my SSD installed, using the OCZ Toolbox. I'll have a look in the BIOS settings of my Asus P5Q SE Plus motherboard to see if anything needs changed.
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  4. #14


    Orbiting the Moon
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    Windows 10 x64


    Quote Originally Posted by HPDeskjet View Post
    Still getting freezing issues, I do have the most up to date Intel Rapid Storage Drivers installed. I installed them during my Win8 install. I also have the latest firmware for my SSD installed, using the OCZ Toolbox. I'll have a look in the BIOS settings of my Asus P5Q SE Plus motherboard to see if anything needs changed.
    Do you still use IDE drives after you've set to AHCI mode?
    That is not a good comination if true.
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  5. #15


    Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    Posts : 117
    Windows 8 Pro 64-bit, Windows 7 SP1 64-bit, Windows XP SP3 32-bit


    The main OS is on the SSD. It's not partitioned and there is nothing else on it. I have 2 internal HDD drives and 2 external HDD's. All are linked up to the SATA ports. I am not running a RAID setup and the SSD is attached to the first SATA port. In the BIOS, AHCI is set to 'compatibility' instead of 'enhanced'. All SATA ports are set to AHCI in the BIOS. There would be no point in running my system without the HDD's attached, they are required for data storage.

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  6. #16


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


    Just FYI - there were some issues with memory settings and the Asus P5 series of boards a while back.
    Haven't seen any recently tho'.

    But, here's my canned speech for it (just in case):
    FWIW - I've seen a lot of issues with the Asus P5 series of boards. I usually recommend this:
    - DO NOT use the AUTO setting for memory. Go to the RAM manufacturer's website and get the recommended settings for the RAM. Then set those settings manually in the BIOS
    - one person with a 2009 BIOS has experienced success by updating the BIOS. This is dangerous and one simple mistake can easily damage your motherboard so it won't work. Be VERY, VERY CAREFUL!!!
    - one person reports bad caps ( Badcaps.net - How To Identify ) in this post: [SOLVED] Bad overclock and now can't load windows 7 - Tech Support Forum

    As of late June 2012 - I haven't seen many issues with these boards over the last several months.
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  7. #17


    Orbiting the Moon
    Posts : 2,975
    Windows 10 x64


    That's a lot of drives there. Hope your power supply has enough power.
    Not sure you've got IDE drives but my guess is yes.
    Yes AHCI should be set to IDE compatible but only if you have IDE drives (something connected in the Standard Dual Channel PCI IDE Controller: hdd drives or DVD/CD drives). If all drives are connected to SATA, then set it to enhanced.

    Here I have a screenshot from Device Manager:
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    It's an older motherboard.
    The SATA is a DVD drive only.
    The IDE is used with master and slave. And i have also set so compatible in the BIOS.

    The IDE is visible only if it's used like in this case.
    I don't have an SSD to test but if the AHCI is badly set I get a bluescreen.
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  8. #18


    Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    Posts : 117
    Windows 8 Pro 64-bit, Windows 7 SP1 64-bit, Windows XP SP3 32-bit


    I've set the BIOS to 'Enhanced'. This is what is listed in Device Manager:

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    Well, I've been monitoring my system. The freezing occurs only when Real Player v.15.0.4.53 is in use. As far as I can see, no other programme is causing freezing. Mouse moves fine yet nothing can be opened or shut down when freezing occurs. Logging out and then back in is the only way to get Win8 back up and running.

    I have my doubts as to whether the current version of Real Player is compatible with Windows 8. The programme sometimes reverts to a non Aero skin for no apparent reason at times and functionality also stops working when that occurs. I'll keep monitoring things, Real Player seems to be causing the problem at this point though.

    As for power, it's covered with this Professional Series
    Last edited by HPDeskjet; 23 Jun 2012 at 16:57.
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  9. #19


    Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    Posts : 117
    Windows 8 Pro 64-bit, Windows 7 SP1 64-bit, Windows XP SP3 32-bit


    Quote Originally Posted by usasma View Post
    Just FYI - there were some issues with memory settings and the Asus P5 series of boards a while back.
    Haven't seen any recently tho'.

    But, here's my canned speech for it (just in case):
    FWIW - I've seen a lot of issues with the Asus P5 series of boards. I usually recommend this:
    - DO NOT use the AUTO setting for memory. Go to the RAM manufacturer's website and get the recommended settings for the RAM. Then set those settings manually in the BIOS
    - one person with a 2009 BIOS has experienced success by updating the BIOS. This is dangerous and one simple mistake can easily damage your motherboard so it won't work. Be VERY, VERY CAREFUL!!!
    - one person reports bad caps ( Badcaps.net - How To Identify ) in this post: [SOLVED] Bad overclock and now can't load windows 7 - Tech Support Forum

    As of late June 2012 - I haven't seen many issues with these boards over the last several months.
    RAM seems fine on the board. I've never had any problems with it. The rest of the system seems to be running fine.

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