PC hangs on startup if SSD connected. Tags: Hard Drives SSD Storage Last response: July 18, 2012 5:31 PM in Storage Share mjssge July 17, 2012 7:46:36 PM I have just built a new pc Z77 Asus maximus V gene i5 3570k I wanted to use this SSD to install Win 7 premium (retail) - OCZ octane sata II 128gb Ive had to revert to my 2tb Seagate Barracuda 6gb/s. Long story short the SSD always hung on win7 start up, did lot of stuff creating win7 install on a flash drive etc. In the end installed win7 on the regular HDD, this hung as well on win7 start up. I removed the SSD from the pc, and now Win7 is perfect from the HDD. I put the SSD back in...(still booting and loading win7 from the HDD) - system hangs. Do you think the SSD is faulty? I want to re-format it, but cant get anywhere if I attach it. What about installing "parted magic" re-attaching SSD and booting from Win7 disk. More about : hangs startup ssd connected Dereck47 a c 396 G Storage July 17, 2012 7:54:47 PM What ports are you connecting your drives to? Connect them to the Intel ports, not the ASMedia ports. Also make sure that your HDD is set up as your 1st boot device in BIOS. If you have options for a 2nd & 3rd boot device then set it to "Disabled". mjssge July 17, 2012 8:25:57 PM ssd is connected to intel serial ata 3.0gb/s, other boot devices set to disabled, as soon as boot with the SSD attached again (disabled in bios prior to win7 boot) pc hangs on "starting windows" Related resources Network Connection Hangs PC on Startup . - Forum Desktop hangs at blue HP startup screen - Forum Installed ssd now pc hangs at "starting windows" with HDD - Forum SSD Hang after Log-on info - Forum Short temporary system hangs - Forum Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer mjssge July 18, 2012 4:11:48 PM Used parted magic to boot pc with ssd attached, wiped ssd. Booted with usb win7 iso, hung on win7 install again - sending SSD back ;-) Dereck47 a c 396 G Storage July 18, 2012 4:55:26 PM mjssge said:Used parted magic to boot pc with ssd attached, wiped ssd. Booted with usb win7 iso, hung on win7 install again - sending SSD back ;-) Did you update the firmware to version 1.14? mjssge July 18, 2012 5:31:27 PM hi derek someone suggested that on ROG site, but since I couldnt ever get to a point where I could update the firmware, it was always beyond my grasp. Nevertheless learnt a few extra tricks for the future, I long ago worked out with comps that their is a cut off point where u are cutting your nose off..to spite your.... Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources: ForumSystem hangs on startup (2 causes i can think of) ForumReoccuring problem, blue screens, wont repair, startup freezes ForumBlinking White Underscore on Startup - Significance? ForumComputer " hangs " shortly after startup ForumWindows 7 install hangs on "starting windows" screen ForumWindows hangs on start/classpnp.sys/possible SSD issue? ForumXP hangs at desktop at start-up ForumBIOS splash screen hangs at startup ForumOCZ Vertex 4 128G SSD hangs at spalsh screen ForumGigabyte GA-MA78GM-DS2H and Agility4 SSD ForumPC Hangs After Standby ForumMy computer is saying that there is a hard disk failure ForumHDD causes Windows to stall on startup ForumSlow running Samsung 128 gb SSD install and large reduction in WEI ForumUpgrading SSD More resources Read discussions in other Storage categories Hard Drives DVD Drives DVD Writers Optical Media Flash Media NAS/RAID SSD Western Digital !