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freezes and i need to switch sata


techker

New Member
Posts
9
#1
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)
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    win 8 pro + media center
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    Dell
    CPU
    I7-3770
    Motherboard
    dell intel
    Memory
    8 gigs
    Graphics Card(s)
    ATI 7550
    Sound Card
    built in
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Samsung
    Screen Resolution
    1080i
    Hard Drives
    SSD kingston HyperX and HDD 1t
    Antivirus
    Norton 360
#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?
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8.1 Pro
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    Custom build
    CPU
    AMD Phenom II X 4 965 BE
    Motherboard
    Gigabyte GA-MA790X-DS4
    Memory
    G-Skill 8 GB PC 8500
    Graphics Card(s)
    AMD XFX HD Radeon 6790D
    Sound Card
    Realtek HD onboard
    Monitor(s) Displays
    2l Samsung SyncMaster S20B300
    Screen Resolution
    1600 X 900
    Hard Drives
    Seagate Barracuda 320 GB w/OS
    Seagate Barracuda 1 TB data storage
    PSU
    Ultra X4 750 watt fully modular
    Case
    Thermaltake OverSeer RX 1 fulltower
    Cooling
    Cooler Master Hyper212 120mm
    Keyboard
    Logitech G510
    Mouse
    Razor DeathAdder 3.5

techker

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#3
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?
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    win 8 pro + media center
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    Dell
    CPU
    I7-3770
    Motherboard
    dell intel
    Memory
    8 gigs
    Graphics Card(s)
    ATI 7550
    Sound Card
    built in
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Samsung
    Screen Resolution
    1080i
    Hard Drives
    SSD kingston HyperX and HDD 1t
    Antivirus
    Norton 360

techker

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#4
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.


 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    win 8 pro + media center
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    Dell
    CPU
    I7-3770
    Motherboard
    dell intel
    Memory
    8 gigs
    Graphics Card(s)
    ATI 7550
    Sound Card
    built in
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Samsung
    Screen Resolution
    1080i
    Hard Drives
    SSD kingston HyperX and HDD 1t
    Antivirus
    Norton 360

Brooklyn567

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Maryland USA

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#5
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?
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8 & Windows 7 Dual Boot
    Computer type
    Laptop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    HP G60
    CPU
    AMD Turion RM-70 Dual Core 2.0 GHZ
    Memory
    3 GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    Nvidia GeForce 8200M G
    Screen Resolution
    1366 x 768
    Mouse
    MS Intellipoint 5 button (love it!)
    Browser
    Chrome and Chromium
    Antivirus
    Avast Free & Malwarebytes

techker

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Posts
9
#6
ha..lol it does work with the other side...

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

thx!!
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    win 8 pro + media center
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    Dell
    CPU
    I7-3770
    Motherboard
    dell intel
    Memory
    8 gigs
    Graphics Card(s)
    ATI 7550
    Sound Card
    built in
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Samsung
    Screen Resolution
    1080i
    Hard Drives
    SSD kingston HyperX and HDD 1t
    Antivirus
    Norton 360

Brooklyn567

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Power User
Maryland USA

Posts
758
#7

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8 & Windows 7 Dual Boot
    Computer type
    Laptop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    HP G60
    CPU
    AMD Turion RM-70 Dual Core 2.0 GHZ
    Memory
    3 GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    Nvidia GeForce 8200M G
    Screen Resolution
    1366 x 768
    Mouse
    MS Intellipoint 5 button (love it!)
    Browser
    Chrome and Chromium
    Antivirus
    Avast Free & Malwarebytes

techker

New Member
Posts
9
#8
cool seems logical.i will try it out!thx for the help!
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    win 8 pro + media center
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    Dell
    CPU
    I7-3770
    Motherboard
    dell intel
    Memory
    8 gigs
    Graphics Card(s)
    ATI 7550
    Sound Card
    built in
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Samsung
    Screen Resolution
    1080i
    Hard Drives
    SSD kingston HyperX and HDD 1t
    Antivirus
    Norton 360

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