In the last 4 or 5 days I have experienced a frequent 'Not Responding' message on programs and in Windows Explorer. I occasionally get the option to End Program, but it rarely works and freezes the whole machine. Normally I can still move the mouse during the intial freeze but can't click anything.
Upon restarting the computer gives me a black screen after the BIOS, saying: A bootable device has not been detected. I then have to hold the on/off button for the PC to shutdown, then when it boots up again it is usually fine.
I have had it also where after waiting for the Not Responding programs to close/become responsive, the SSD (which hosts the OS) dissapears; there are no programs in Startup, clicking shortcuts opens nothing and any files on that C drive are gone.
I reinstalled Windows 7 yesterday, but still have the freezes. I've disconnected my 2nd HDD (music/films/tv) but no change. I've done the Startup Repair 3 times+ as suggested. I've checked the SSD is the 'Active' drive and it is.
I'm at a loss as to what to do/try/what could be wrong? I need the computer to be reliable and at the moment it's unusable
Any suggestions/advice please?
Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit SP1
Intel Core i3 2100 @ 3.10GHz 29 °C
Sandy Bridge 32nm Technology
8.00 GB Dual-Channel DDR3 @ 665MHz (9-9-9-24)
Intel Corporation DH67BL (LGA1155) 31 °C
BenQ G2400W (1366x768@60Hz)
BenQ G2400W (1024x768@75Hz)
Intel HD Graphics
60GB M4-CT064M4SSD2 (SSD)
932GB SAMSUNG HD103SJ (SATA) 24 °C
TSSTcorp CDDVDW SH-222AB
Intel Display Audio
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I cleaned out the PC (there was some dust) last night, but have had the problem since.
I did swap the SATA cables over last night, as the SSD was running from the SATA 6g output, not the SATA 3 output for some reason, although I believe them to be the same thing (?), however the PC didn't like this and failed to boot at all, so I swapped them back. The SATA3 was going to a CD/DVD drive and the SATA 2 was going to the 1TB HDD.
Could be the mobo, everything is relatively new I think though, so shouldn't be failing on me.
sounds like a bum drive, loose cable, or motherboard issue...
have you checked for dust in the case? static can cause issues
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