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Requesting Information regarding SSD installation

  1. #1

    Posts : 124
    Windows 8 Pro 64-Bit

    Requesting Information regarding SSD installation

    Hello, name is Chris
    I need the help from this community in order to better understand what I am dealing with Any and all help is appreciated. My problem is lack of experience dealing with SSD.

    before problem occurred:
    His system was running his fans at almost full load they were audible, when it came time to watch a movie even with stereo speakers his sound of his fans were in the way. Next day casual day loads up minecraft server he decided to start as project. System freezes and he is force to restart.

    SIDE NOTE: he told me it was almost full SSD too

    First symptoms of problem: For some reason SSD was not detected, bios ask for a boot device and said to restart or use CTRL ALT DEL. We quickly notice that motherboard fail to detect SSD. We unplug HDD and replug SSD and it now recognize the SSD but would fail to load into windows properly.

    Current Situation:
    Windows is at logo screen something like this!

    My next move is to reinstall Windows 8. Tried changing settings on BIOS for AHCI for SSD. I heard SSD gain performance with AHCI enabled. The system just keep loading forever though with this option enable. Why can't it work with AHCI mode enable i am going to attempt to install win 8 in other mode not raid or AHCI forgot name anyways hardware in this machine

    RAM: CORSAIR Vengeance 16GB (2 x 8GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model CML16GX3M2A1600C10R

    CPU: AMD FX-4170 Zambezi 4.2GHz (4.3GHz Turbo) Socket AM3+ 125W Quad-Core Desktop Processor FD4170FRGUBOX

    GPU: XFX HD-687A-ZHFC Radeon HD 6870 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card

    PSU: COOLER MASTER Silent Pro M700 RS-700-AMBA-D3 700W ATX12V V2.3

    SSD: OCZ Vertex 3 VTX3-25SAT3-120G 2.5" 120GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive

    HDD: 640 WD HDD 7200RPM

    MOBO: ASRock 970 EXTREME3 AM3+ AMD 970 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard (i updated to latest 1.80 i believe)

    CASE: Antec Nine Hundred Two V3 Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Gaming Case

    Anyways any extra tips or information on things i should or should not do would ensure me helping my friend in best way

      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  2. #2

    Posts : 124
    Windows 8 Pro 64-Bit

    My attempt to install windows 8 via USB device has failed using setting SSD as IDE device rather than AHCI. SSD shows up and displays in motherboard however when attempting to install windows 8 it does not show up only the HDD does ? Are we looking at hardware failure if so how to confirm ?
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

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    ME, XP,Vista,Win7,Win8,Win8.1
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