1.    30 Nov 2015 #1
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    Win10 with new SSD freezing hard sometimes


    I decided to upgrade my computer with a SSD (Samsung 850 Evo 250GB) to speed things up a bit. I did this when I upgraded from win7 to win10. I wanted my computer clean and "new" which meant that after the initial upgrade I removed everything from the old hardware and installed win10 via DVD on my SSD.

    I then installed all drivers and necessary components for my computer to work. When all this were done I started playing Diablo 3 and at some point the whole computer froze. I had to hold the on/off button down for some 10 sec to reboot without any messages or reasons to why the freeze happened. Apparently my nVidia drivers wasn't updated to the latest version so I updated them and everything kept playing smooth.

    From time to time my computer freezes and it happens at any time. While browsing some page, playing a game, updating the graphics drivers. It doesn't happen often but the lack of feedback really annoys me. I've tried a lot of things but it just feels as if I'm walking in circles since I don't know what causes it and hence can't force it to happen to test if a fix really was a fix.

    Lend me your knowledge, pretty people! Help me get wiser and understand this problem. Thanks!
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  2.    30 Nov 2015 #2
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    Quote Originally Posted by TheZeph View Post
    I decided to upgrade my computer with a SSD (Samsung 850 Evo 250GB) to speed things up a bit. I did this when I upgraded from win7 to win10. I wanted my computer clean and "new" which meant that after the initial upgrade I removed everything from the old hardware and installed win10 via DVD on my SSD.

    I then installed all drivers and necessary components for my computer to work. When all this were done I started playing Diablo 3 and at some point the whole computer froze. I had to hold the on/off button down for some 10 sec to reboot without any messages or reasons to why the freeze happened. Apparently my nVidia drivers wasn't updated to the latest version so I updated them and everything kept playing smooth.

    From time to time my computer freezes and it happens at any time. While browsing some page, playing a game, updating the graphics drivers. It doesn't happen often but the lack of feedback really annoys me. I've tried a lot of things but it just feels as if I'm walking in circles since I don't know what causes it and hence can't force it to happen to test if a fix really was a fix.

    Lend me your knowledge, pretty people! Help me get wiser and understand this problem. Thanks!
    First of all back up everything on an external hard drive, revert back to Win7 and do an upgrade to Win10, if you want you can try a clean install latter on. You mentioned that you removed "everything", I don't know how you removed but you may have deleted necessary files.
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  3.    01 Dec 2015 #3
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    Quote Originally Posted by brummyfan View Post
    First of all back up everything on an external hard drive, revert back to Win7 and do an upgrade to Win10, if you want you can try a clean install latter on. You mentioned that you removed "everything", I don't know how you removed but you may have deleted necessary files.
    Did that before I upgraded win7 to win10, then burned an win10 installation on a dvd. After that I booted from the dvd and installed win10 on my SSD, then I copied the drivers from original HD to the new one (which might have been bad in retrospective due to those drivers being meant for win7 and not 10). When all were done and everything seemed to work good I ran a 10h long format of my SHD to clean it from "everything", so that nothing can be restored. I don't remember the name of the program I used though...

    Everything works fine for like 97% of the time. However, sometimes the computer simply freezes with the classic unending sound loop of whatever sound were playing at that moment. I can't figure out why it happens and it really annoys me^^

    EDIT:
    Just to clarify in what order I did things:
    Saved everything I valued on an external SSD.
    Upgraded my win7 to 10.
    Made sure win10 worked.
    Burned a DVD with win10.
    Booted from that DVD.
    Selected my new internal SSD and installed a new win10 on that one.
    Made sure the new installation worked, made sure my registration worked and copied drivers from my SHD.
    Started DBAN (don't remember the name, but it worked in similar fashion) and erased my SHD so it would be completely empty.
    Rebooted the computer, made sure everything worked and proceeded to install software which I like.
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  4.    01 Dec 2015 #4
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    Unnecessary NVidia drivers


    I was also having problems with occasional driver crashes and system freezes. I discovered that the default installation had installed some 3D vision drivers/software which is not needed for my card.
    http://www.ghacks.net/2012/12/26/mak...vers-you-need/
    I uninstalled the two 3D vision related programs, and all has been fine since then

    P.S. After three freeze free days, it froze again today. Back to the drawing board..
    Last edited by NigelD; 02 Dec 2015 at 17:28.
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  5.    02 Dec 2015 #5
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    Aight! Gonna check that out when I get home!
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  6.    09 Dec 2015 #6
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    Quote Originally Posted by NigelD View Post
    P.S. After three freeze free days, it froze again today. Back to the drawing board..
    That suck!

    I think my last freeze had to do with new drivers being released right after the freeze. I guess I'll just have to check updates right away. And yes, might not be my SSD.
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