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freezes and i need to switch sata

  1. #1


    Posts : 9
    win 8 pro + media center

    freezes and i need to switch sata


    hey guys..since the install of W8 i have been having an issue with my dell vastro 470..



    i get frequent freezes..Ctrl +alt+del doesnt work


    so it goes black and i get this:

    http://i.imgur.com/047BDMQ.jpg



    then i reset with button and i get this or the boot error device warning.

    http://i.imgur.com/3S2ZRaq.jpg





    so my solution is to open my tower and switch the sata 0(my SSD with OS) to Sata 2


    then reboot and it works...




    SSD kingston Hyper X 240GB


    dell vastro 470 intel core I7


    windows 8 ultimate with media center and office 2013


    Norton Anti-virus 2013.
    now i know lots of you are going to say you don't need it or it can interfere with the OS...but it works great and im a Norton certified tech.i did all the tests(un install test for 1 month same issue)

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  2. #2


    In your BIOS, what mode are your drives using/set to...IDE, SATA or AHCI? Was the SSD part of the retail PC or is it an addon to your system?
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  3. #3


    Posts : 9
    win 8 pro + media center


    my system is set to AHCI and now the pc came with a hard drive and w7..i upgraded it and even Dell help me out cause at the biggining it was really bad..so they changed my Motherboard thinking it was sata )..cause only that sata was freezing..

    and MS support helped with my issue ..but it still does it..less frequent do..

    why doesn't ctrl alt del work?
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  4. #4


    Posts : 9
    win 8 pro + media center


    ok i got my answer for the task manager:

    There are several ways to launch Task Manager. The easiest is to press Ctrl-Shift-Esc together, since it brings the window up immediately. You can also access it by pressing Ctrl-Alt-Del and clicking on Task Manager from the list. From Windows 8's Start screen, simply start typing 'task' (without the quotes) and the shortcut will appear in the list of results.


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  5. #5


    Maryland USA
    Posts : 758
    Windows 8 & Windows 7 Dual Boot


    Did you upgrade win 7 or did you fresh install win 8?

    If you upgraded then you might have inherited any problems you may have had in your previous OS but is having a bigger effect on win 8.

    Start in safemode with networking and run your antivirus program, and install and run Spybot search and destroy V1.62 (not 2.0)
    When you install spybot uncheck the tea timer add on, it pops up during every registry change if you allow it. (ugh)

    Viruses can attack the (ctrl)(alt)(del) function as well as disable USB and cd/dvd and internet to prevent its disinfection.


    EDIT==> Have you tried the (CTRL)(ALT) from the other side of the KB?
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  6. #6


    Posts : 9
    win 8 pro + media center


    ha..lol it does work with the other side...

    but its the sata issue i need to fix...i will try your trick

    thx!!
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  7. #7


    Maryland USA
    Posts : 758
    Windows 8 & Windows 7 Dual Boot


    Ive searched many sites for you and I have found this link to be useful to a few others..

    The recommendation is to reset your windows sockets, winsock.

    "Failure to display security and shut down options" (Windows 7, 64bit) - Security - Windows 7

    Hopefully this will be your fix as well.. as I am unable to try this myself to verify..
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  8. #8


    Posts : 9
    win 8 pro + media center


    cool seems logical.i will try it out!thx for the help!
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