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Hey guys, ok so i am sure some of you have saw my old posts awhile back about windows stalling on the bubble screen when i do cold boots. The problem is still occuring, even after testing all components on stock for 5 days, I looked over at the crucial forum, and another guy had the same issue, and thought it might be faulty also, but he never replyed saying he fixed it or not. I have the newest firmware that came out a day or so ago, and whats weird is its fine, i can reboot it fine, but doing cold boots stalls it up and I am wondering maybe its the SSD, because my original 5200RPM HDD never had this issue. I have replaced the sata cables also, brand new ones. Just wondering if you guys have a different opinion or what, but if its faulty I will call crucial up.
Thanks guys, let me know
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I have had similiar issues with my M4 64GB even after firmware update. It takes forever sometimes just to get past the Windows Screen.

I have narrowed it down to the onboard USB 3.0 controller taking a long time to initilize in Windows and also bad timings on my ram seem to affect the SSD as well.

I get good speeds once I am in Windows, its just seems like a initiliazation thing, unplugging my external hard drive helped.

I would like a definite answer for this myself.
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Try disabling the onboard USB 3.0 and booting just to see if it does anything

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are you using the intel sata ports or the ones running off an alternate controller?
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intel ones. And it doesnt take long, it FREEZES, totally, tried waiting 30mins and no go. Stalled/frozen
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intel ones. And it doesnt take long, it FREEZES, totally, tried waiting 30mins and no go. Stalled/frozen

your massive overclock is causing the instability, i bet if u ran it at stock it wouldnt give the problems.

and I know the 5400rpm drive didnt give issues, but SSD's seem to be a different animal alltogether, especially on SATA6

just start at stock and work your way back up to settings closer to what you have now. Any major component change usually means a whole new set of values from my experience.
Edited by dlee7283 - 4/12/12 at 1:22pm
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your massive overclock is causing the instability, i bet if u ran it at stock it wouldnt give the problems.
and I know the 5400rpm drive didnt give issues, but SSD's seem to be a different animal alltogether, especially on SATA6
just start at stock and work your way back up to settings closer to what you have now. Any major component change usually means a whole new set of values from my experience.

He said in op he ran it stock for 5 days....
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He said in op he ran it stock for 5 days....


My mistake

I have the same drive as him and I really think its the Z68 chipset that doesn't like this drive for some reason. It likes to hang at startup, I really feel the USB 3.0 controller is to blame and how it interacts with Windows, I am sure it just needs a registry fix from someone who knows exactly what it is going on, It could also be a setting in the BIOS that needs to be changed somehow.


I have had more problems with Z68 then I ever did with my H61 which I thought I would never say.
Edited by dlee7283 - 4/12/12 at 1:30pm
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post #9 of 12
well, hearing all the troubleshooting you've done, i would go ahead and say that it is probably the drive.

do an rma at crucial support.

http://www.crucial.com/support/returns.aspx

edit: looks like you have to contact customer support first. you can't directly do an rma on an ssd.

http://www.crucial.com/contact/
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post #10 of 12
Is you UEFI up to date?
Do you have the Intel sata drivers installed? Or so remove them, of not install them.
Maybe check the event viewer?

I'd RMA, I never have had that issue with my mobo. I have USB 3.0 enabled too. The only time windows takes forever to boot is when my external drive is plugged in a USB port.
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