BIOS splash screen freezing after installing seagate 240GB 600 series SSD

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  1. RCB

    RCB Notebook Deity

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    Yeah, I got that part. We're on different pages it seems.

    Was the Seagate SSD cloned from any other drive or clean installed?

    The symptom seems to indicate that the only way to know for sure is to clean install Windows to the Seagate SSD. Then add the HDD.
     
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    the Seagate SSD was clean installed. I did not clone it.

    I was able to clean install in seagate ssd even with my old HDD was on port 0. But had to reboot 6-10 times over and over again until it wont freeze on P.O.S.T.

    There is too much hassle reinstalling everything again... but i will try to reinstall it without the HDD and then add the HDD later. HOpe that will work coz am almost done making this work already.lol

    I will update later tonight after work. thanks RCB
     
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    So many things it could be plus the issues JOSEA mentioned earlier.

    Make sure you're in SATA AHCI Mode and if possible use a generic Windows download from the internet.
     
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    Ok guys. Just a quick update. I reinstalled everything without my old hdd. I put it on ahci (previosly raid). Everything went good in installation. But when i put back my old hdd back again i still experience freezing. But this time it is not freezing on p.o.s.t. And i can acess the bios. But it will freeze on "starting windows logo." I had to turn it off several times before it will stop freezing.

    One thing i noticed also is that whenever i have this freezing problem (even before when it was freezing on p.o.st.) i would heard a click right when the splash screen would show up. I have the feeling that my laptop is trying to access my old hdd on port 0. Whenever i wont hear any click, there wont be any freezing.

    Is it possible that this seagate 600 ssd is incompatible with my old HDD (seagate momentus slim 320gb)? But it is weird though coz they are both seagates drive.
     
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    If you can get into windows and access a administrator command prompt diskpart, do me a favor and report the following:

    Type:

    DISKPART
    select disk 1
    detail disk

    This info will be helpful

    Path:
    Target:
    LUN ID:
    Location Path: PCI ROOT(x)#ATA(CxxTxxLxx)

    If you want to additionally

    select disk 0
    detail disk

    same info as above
     
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    ok guys. just to give closure to this thread. Am pretty sure now that the problem is on my old hdd. I installed a new hard drive (a hitachi HDD) and boom my system booted with no freezing, nothing. I tried to install my old HDD (the one causing freezing) on my ps3 and my ps3 cannot even accessed it.lol

    I dont know if this old HDD is close to being dead or it just incompatible with my new seagate ssd. anyway, thanks for all the help guys.
     
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