Weird Black Screen on Boot

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  1. aay321

    aay321 Newbie

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    I recently put an Intel 330 SSD into my asus laptop and clean installed windows 7 on it. Nothing seems to be messing up on me beyond this black screen. Basically, if I leave my laptop off for about an hour or so and start it back up, I get a black screen with nothing showing for a min or three. Afterwards, my laptop restarts itself and is then able to boot from the SSD. I have tried a variety of fixes to try to get rid of this problem. I do not have any other drive installed unless you count the ODD. If it helps any, I do notice my "HDD" indicator stays as a solid light during this black screen. Any ideas about what the problem might be?
     
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    Syberia Notebook Deity

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    Are you referring to waking your laptop up from sleep? What happens if you put it to sleep and wake it immediately? If you're not putting it to sleep, but rather using the laptop, what's the "turn off hard drive" interval set at in power options? It's possible you have the SandForce sleep problem, where the drive won't power back up properly after going to sleep, and requires a full system shutdown/restart to get things going again. The fact that he HDD light stays solid would seem to support that; the computer is trying to access the SSD but can't.

    This is why I avoid SandForce drives, even if they're made by Intel.
     
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    aay321 Newbie

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    I don't even use sleep mode so that isn't the problem. It occurs when turning on after a complete shut down then turning the system on after about an hour or more of off time.
     
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    tilleroftheearth Wisdom listens quietly...

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    Which Asus laptop? (Complete spec's please - including O/S and AHCI driver version).
     
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    Hope it continues to perform well in your system.

    (Watch out for any device driver updates from Windows Update being automatically installed...).
     
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    cwerdna Notebook Consultant

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    You might be hitting a BSOD and might have your machine set to automatically restart when hitting a BSOD. Unfortunately, this is the stupid default, I believe.

    Go to System Properties > Advanced > (Startup and Recovery) Settings and uncheck Automatically restart.
     
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