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Force F120 Hangs During Boot


Emile

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I originally posted this in the Other Language Support section by mistake:

 

 

Hi Guys,

 

I installed a Corsair Force F120 SSD a few months ago and installed fine, and been doing updates fine. But every other time or every two times I boot up my computer, during the "Starting Windows" logo (for Win7), it will just sit there and the HD LED on my case will just light up and stay lit up, and nothing will happen. I have to restart one or two more times and then it will finally load Windows 7 as normal and everything will run fine.

 

I am suspecting the issue is with the drive but I am not sure what is going on. I downloaded the Corsair Firmware Update tool but the tool recognizes my drive and shows that I already have the v2.0 firmware so I did not try to update or anything. My BIOS settings should be correct, as well as the proper Windows 7 settings (TRIM enabled, Hibernation off, Indexing off, etc.) since I did my research before performing the Windows 7 installation with the new drive.

 

Here is my system specs:

MSI K9A2 Platinum Motherboard

AMD Athlon64 X2 3.2GHz BE (running stock)

2x2GB DDR2800 SDRAM

Corsair Force F120 SSD

Windows 7 64-Bit Home Premium

Antec 900 Case

OCZ 900W PSU

 

Thanks,

Emile

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I got the same problem and I fixed it.

 

Try to reinstall the windows and don't install the SATA Driver (Unistalling it won't work). My SATA Driver was the IRST (Intel Rapid Storage Technology).

 

Good luck

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Thank for your response.

 

Do you think that will solve the problem for sure? Because that is quite a drastic step to take, I don't want to just start all over again.

 

And I'm not even sure if I can prevent the Intel driver from being installed since Win7 tries to install all the drivers for you automatically during installation.

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Thank for your response.

 

Do you think that will solve the problem for sure? Because that is quite a drastic step to take, I don't want to just start all over again.

 

And I'm not even sure if I can prevent the Intel driver from being installed since Win7 tries to install all the drivers for you automatically during installation.

 

I don't know if that's the only solution, but it worked for me.

The Intel rapid storage's driver is not installed on the windows installation, unless you are using a recovery disk that installs all the drivers automatically.

 

I recommend you to SECURE ERASE your SSD using Parted Magic, if it says that your drive is frozen, change the sata configurations to IDE and try again. After the secure erase, go back and change to AHCI again, then perform the windows installation.

 

I know that it's painful, but I spend at least 6 hours trying things to make it work and I have no regret, it's working at an incredible speed :D

I'm sorry if it won't work.

 

Seeya

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