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 Post subject: SSD install gone wrong
 Post Posted: Sat Apr 28, 2012 10:41 pm 
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Have just installed a Crucial M4 128GB in the desktop and the laptop.

Now the laptop functions fairly well but the desktop is now experiencing a very strange boot sequence after functioning not too badly at first

I did hook up the older HDD to transfer Users and other data form the SSD and afterwards have found that the boot now takes a lifetime and after the post I get a black screen with (in white letters
"Loading operating system........................................................." until the dots stop and the flag forms, and that instead of not joining up forms and takes a few more seconds to fit together.

I have ACHI set and quick boot in the BIOS and 16GB of RAM onboard (Gigabyte GA-H67AUD3H-B3) with an i5 2500 chip.

Any suggestions most appreciated and I have to say it is probably something I have done to cause this.

So I am rather perplexed as to what the black screen load thing is?


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 Post subject: Re: SSD install gone wrong
 Post Posted: Sat Apr 28, 2012 10:44 pm 
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Sounds like the SSD drive is failing. What happens when you replace it with the original drive? Scott.


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 Post subject: Re: SSD install gone wrong
 Post Posted: Thu May 24, 2012 7:03 am 
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Hi Scott & ICIT2!,

I had this same problem. It's been a while, but I believe the solution that solved this problem for me was to switch my SATA DVD drive from AHCI to IDE mode in the BIOS. After I did this, I no longer had the long delay with the message "Loading Operating System..." (My motherboard is also a Gigabyte... GA-Z68X-UD3H-B3.)

Hope this helps!

-Brad


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 Post subject: Re: SSD install gone wrong
 Post Posted: Thu May 24, 2012 11:43 am 
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That's a good tip. There is no benefit to using AHCI for optical drives, and it can in fact cause problems. However this should not cause problems for hard drives or SSDs, in fact it should improve performance in those applications. Scott.


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 Post subject: Re: SSD install gone wrong
 Post Posted: Mon Jul 02, 2012 4:20 pm 
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I had this same problem. It's been a while, but I believe the solution that solved this problem for me was to switch my SATA DVD drive from AHCI to IDE mode in the BIOS.


I didn't realize that you could change the Optical Drive SATA mode independently of the hard drive SATA mode, or am I just confused?


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 Post subject: Re: SSD install gone wrong
 Post Posted: Mon Jul 02, 2012 4:32 pm 
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You can change the mode of the host adapter, which affects all ports on that adapter. On motherboards with multiple host adapters you can run the optical drives on a different adapter from the disk drives. Scott.


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 Post subject: Re: SSD install gone wrong
 Post Posted: Mon Jul 02, 2012 4:37 pm 
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Ah....OK. I've just never used a motherboard with multiple adapters. Good to know.

Thanks!


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