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I'm not sure what's going on, I never had this problem before. I usually leave my computer on 24/7, haven't put it to sleep or shut it down in a month or so, but everytime I shutdown or restart, it's fine. But as of today when I go to start menu and restart, my computer boots up past the ASUS logo screen and then black screen, and nothing... it just sits there forever. I tried to push the reset button on my tower a few times and same thing.

 

I wanted to enter Safe mode but f8 opens up the default UEFI boot menu and there's no safe option at all so I don't know how to even enter safe mode.

 

But any how after a few tries of resetting my machine and rebooting, it takes me back into Windows 7 again. This happens randomly, and I'm not sure what's causing my machine to behave this way all of a sudden. I haven't done or changed anything on my machine. I have Windows 7 ultimate 64bit installed from my 128GB SSD drive... it has about 42GB left. I'm not sure if my SSD drive is going bad or what, but it can't be because I'm able to boot up into Windows 7 randomly. Sometimes it works and sometimes it just hangs on a black screen.

 

Sigh, I'm nervous and not sure what's going on. Anyone know what it could be or how I may fix the problem?


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Sigh, I'm nervous and not sure what's going on. Anyone know what it could be or how I may fix the problem?

 

Rant: Leaving the computer on 24/7 is just asking for trouble....

 

Are you getting any motherboard error codes displaying/sounding?

Have you reset the MB CMOS?

Also check CMOS battery is not under voltage (3V).

 

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No motherboard error codes at all. I haven't reset the cmos on my mobo yet. Will resetting the cmos mess with my overlock settings or any other settings that I have?


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have Windows 7 ultimate 64bit installed from my 128GB SSD drive... it has about 42GB left. I'm not sure if my SSD drive is going bad or what

 

If you are running Intel SSDs you need to run the Intel SSD Toolbox.  Other SSD manufactures have similar tools.

 

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If you are running Intel SSDs you need to run the Intel SSD Toolbox.  Other SSD manufactures have similar tools.

 

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I have a Crucial M4 2.5" 128GB SATA III MLC Internal SSD. So does this still apply?


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I have a Crucial M4 2.5" 128GB SATA III MLC Internal SSD. So does this still apply?

 

Yes, all SSDs have some form of TRIM system for cleanup and maintenance.  I would go to the Crucial website as a start.  I did a Google search using "crucial ssd trim windows 7"  and found a great deal of information.  

 

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My SSD already has TRIM support enabled under Windows already.


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No motherboard error codes at all. I haven't reset the cmos on my mobo yet. Will resetting the cmos mess with my overlock settings or any other settings that I have?

 

Yes it will.

Make sure you save your current bios settings.

 

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As others have said leaving your PC on continuously is asking for trouble. What about updates that require a reboot to become effective? Do you apply updates?

 

Anyway, to answer your problem try powering the PC off and disconnect the power cable for 30 secs. Then plug it back in and start it up. I had a strange boot-up problem recently and doing that solved it.

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As others have said leaving your PC on continuously is asking for trouble. What about updates that require a reboot to become effective? Do you apply updates?

 

Anyway, to answer your problem try powering the PC off and disconnect the power cable for 30 secs. Then plug it back in and start it up. I had a strange boot-up problem recently and doing that solved it.

Took the words right out of my mouth Ray.  Yes, Windows likes to sneak in updates that CAN cause a serious hang on the OS and you have to perform a hard shutdown to get your system to come back up and then Windows may try to re-download critical updates (especially Patch Tuesday updates).  MS seems to get more sneaky with their updates now, with no notification.

 

If and when you get your system back up to the desktop, check the event viewer to see where errors may have occurred, but I suspect it could have been due to those pesky updates being downloaded and installed, or at least attempted to be installed and maybe even failed.

 

At work, I sued to keep my machine on all the time, but performed a reboot at the end of my work day.  Even doing that, did cause occasional hangups which I had to rectify with a hard shutdown.


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My SSD already has TRIM support enabled under Windows already.

 

I was reading on the Crucial website and for TRIM to work the computer has to be idle with specific steps to get it to that point.  If it is never shutdown there could be various updates waiting to be processed that could have kept it from going to idle.

 

I shut my machines down ever night and run the Intel SSD Tool fit weekly.

 

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BlueStar,

 

Windows 7 has a Trim service built in. That should be more than enough. Separate Trim control is only needed for XP.

 

I have never run any sort of Trim software. My Samsung SSDs use Magician. I just set that up when I first used it and rarely touch it.


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Sometimes an update/upgrade that requires a reboot can cause a problem. Quite often on a HD it is down to a bad sector that the new update/upgrade has come across. and thus prevents Windows from running at all. One solution is to cold install your version of windows onto a new disc and then clone the old one over the top!


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As others have said leaving your PC on continuously is asking for trouble. Not to mention the 'lecky bill afterwards!


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Jude,

 

You appear to have included your reply within my quote making it look the whole thing has come from me. Nothing controversial so not a problem. Just saying. :wink:


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