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Problems with new HDD I bought - Crashes/Freezes/BSOD's

  1. #11


    Posts : 2,191
    Windows 8.1


    Quote Originally Posted by Kratos Aurion View Post
    Ok i'll do that. It's late, i'm gonna go to bed now but as soon as I wake up ill give it a try xD

    Thank you so much for your help
    Goodnight! I think you are on your way to a fix...

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  2. #12


    Loulé, Algarve
    Posts : 52
    Windows 7 Home Premium x64


    Ok, so I installed the OS (8) again through UEFI, using a bootable flash drive. I'm not gonna say that the problem was fixed already, it's too soon to be firing the firewoks, but I can say that I noticed certain performance differences. I updated it, activated it, installed the apps and browsers I usually use (not all of them, yet), I even defragged and partitioned the drive (using AOMEI) to see if it would crash again because of the stress/heating and it didn't!

    I made this post using the new HDD. I'll be wary of the drive's behaviour and if it eventually starts crashing/hanging again, i'll report. But so far, working like a charm!

    Thank you so much for your help, my2cents
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  3. #13


    Posts : 2,191
    Windows 8.1


    but I can say that I noticed certain performance differences. I updated it, activated it, installed the apps and browsers I usually use (not all of them, yet), I even defragged and partitioned the drive (using AOMEI) to see if it would crash again because of the stress/heating and it didn't!
    All because you installation partition structure now conforms to your UEFI BIOS requirments. Problem solved. Glad we could help.

    my2cents
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  4. #14


    Loulé, Algarve
    Posts : 52
    Windows 7 Home Premium x64


    I still don't get it, I formatted other drives/PC's and never installed it through UEFI and never had problems. Does this only apply to 7200rpm disks?
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  5. #15


    Posts : 2,191
    Windows 8.1


    Does this only apply to 7200rpm disks?
    Applicable to all disks and RPM speeds. Can't go back in time so let's hope you are stable at this point.
    Good luck.
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  6. #16


    Loulé, Algarve
    Posts : 52
    Windows 7 Home Premium x64


    Yeah, let's hope so xD Thanks again!
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