If it isn’t, windows may refuse to boot, and though there is a registry hack to enable it to work forgot the link, just google it , the “clean way” to do it is to start with AHCI enabled, and install windows from there. Airmantharp Emperor Gerbilius I. So far it hasn’t. Once I get more time, I’ll likely spend a day cleaning up the computer and re-installing everything from scratch again. Can memtest test each individual stick while both are still in place? Board index Hardware Storage.

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Proceed with confidence that your OS is probably fine, unless crashing a bunch corrupted it. Just with the printscreen button?

Edit – I’m trying to get the kids on their way to school and my wife to work and the car to the repair shop Or is it something that my motherboard has to support as well?.

There is no apparent reason for this random crashing. So, I probably won’t be re-installing windows until I figure out the motherboard situation and whether I need a replacement.

How serious is 17 errors for 7 passes? 890vxa-gd70 changed that setting to AHCI and the computer began to go through about 5 reboot cycles before I shut ‘er down.

I’ll check the bios options for the hard drives tomorrow. Anyways, part of the reason I installed the SSD was because I thought a fresh Windows install would clean up the system. We’re up to 19 890fxa-td70 now. The issue you’re facing is normal, expected behavior. The fix you found re-enables the AHCI drivers so the machine boots normally – and that’s all.


Disco Gerbil Team Leader. Of course make sure your motherboard bios is updated, and make sure the AHCI settings in the bios are correct.

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So, now I’m slowly working my way thorough the components to figure out what’s going on. I’ll give it a shot this evening and report back.

I’ve switched the video card, with no luck. It says that it has found 17 errs, with 7 passes. TRIM clarification – motherboard support. Also, what 8890fxa-gd70 are you using? The easiest thing to do is test each DIMM separately, that way if only one is bad, the computer 890fxa-gd0 be completely out of commission while you get the other one replaced.

It’s still going using the laptop right now.

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And Win 7, so that’s good. Pretty much all newer SSD drives support TRIM, but check the manufactuer spec page first, or boot into a linux livecd knoppix, system rescue cd, etc I haven’t tried going into the configuration yet because I didn’t want to lose the information that is on the main screen.


Is there any issue with this strategy? Who is online Users browsing this forum: I’m having issues with my computer i thought reinstalling windows from scratch on the SSD would solve them – but NO I have not played any games or benchmarked anything since the install. Once I get some more information from the test, I’ll start a new thread since we are so far off topic.

I’ve read a little bit about it and recognize what it is. But, to bring this thread back mxi topic, now msj i’ve figured out my primary issue and stabilized the system I’m going to try to enable the AHCI.

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As the guide states some of these settings are for pc experts only ahcu beware. I did the step 1, and did remove the original hard drive after updating the SSD firmware etc. EDIT – I meant to ask – how did you get screenshots of the bios?

So, I’m not quite sure what to make of that.