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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).

 

gb.

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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.

 

blaustern

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

 

blaustern

 

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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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.

 

gb.

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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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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:

Yes, for some reason, I could not type outside of your quote.

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Yes, for some reason, I could not type outside of your quote.

 

When you choose Quote and the Reply window opens there is an icon top-left named BBCode Mode. Press that to toggle out of HTML mode and you have more control over how your reply is handled.

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As others have said leaving your PC on continuously is asking for trouble.

 

Not to mention the ' lecky bill!

Fixed :)

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As for leaving computers on all the time I have worked and am working for institutions where the IT guys insist that you leave you PC on when you go home. This allows them to do updates, housekeeping etc. And in fact it is not good for a PC to be constantly turned on and off.

 

That said, leaving your computer on so that it can receive automatic updates though is most definately a no no!

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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.

Yep...he could get a transitional voltage spike in the mains...and that absolutely could be causing his problems, as well as dead ports, etc.  Any time I hear, or read about thunder...and going to be away from the home...I remove the mains plugs from the computer/cable modem, tv, turn off central air, microwave, radios/stereo stove that has susceptible electronic boards...etc, etc.   Leaving your computer on,, as well as any of the above listed.....is asking Murphy to pay you a serious 'visit'....  Just sayin'....

 

BTW...unless your cable line, coming in from your cable provider, and is going to your cable modem, or TV(s)...is voltage spike (SURGE) protected, then even if you pull your AC plug out....a most serious voltage spike can come through your cable line..and cook your cable inputs on all your equipment.  Not too many people were even aware that this can happen.  You need to have a Spike Arrester (also called a Surge Protector)  that also has an input and output for your phone AND cable provider. If not, and you do not remove your cable from the modem and/or the tv...your equipment is still susceptible for a input burn out...your antenna inputs/cable feed inputs.

 

Oh...one more thing...a lightning flash across the sky within 3 miles of your home, can cause a natural EMP...that can severely damage a flat screen tv....and this has NOTHING to do with voltage line, surges.  This is a naturally occurring phenomenon of a lightning strike within 3 miles of your house, and your TV only has to be on, to be at risk!

 

The best thing you can do, is turn off your TV at least a HALF HOUR before you expect a lightning storm in your vicinity.  You ask...why a full half hour?  The answer:  Because most modern tv's have tons of capacitors...that are STILL HOT...still holding voltage, that is powering a circuit.   An EMP (Electro Magnetic Pulse) can destroy, or lock-out/freeze any circuit (motherboard, feature board) that is still having a voltage running through the circuits.

 

Look online about EMP and lightning storms...and what they can do to any of your sensitive (Flat Screen TV's are one of the most sensitive electronics you have in your home...very fragile, actually...)

 

Ok...my warning alert switch is off...back to regular scheduled programming....

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As our friend hasn't returned to this thread since his last post on 12 July I think it's reasonable to assume he's either solved it and forgotten about us or the computer has failed completely and he can't log in to update us. :sad:

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