Problems with Solid State and Monitor

Microsoft Windows 7 home premium
November 3, 2009 at 07:51:31
Specs: Windows 7
I was hoping someone would be able to point me in the right direction for this. I have a cusom built desktop at home, it belongs to my wife.

We recently upgraded her to Windows 7 and we're having two problems.

The first started before the upgrade. We use a solid state hard drive as her OS harddrive and it will go into sleep mode after awhile, but if you try to wake the computer it errors out, displays an error about there not being a harddrive and crash.... Restarting the computer fixes this problems...

This leads to another problem...

Sometimes, when booting the computer, it will not display on the monitor. The monitor reads that no signal was found. The drivers for the Video Card are up to date, the monitor works just fine, and when it does this, it will not get a signal unless I turn off the computer, re-seat the video card, and boot up again.

However, the video card was never loose...

I'm thinking it may have something to do with the IRQ setting, or something similar in BIOS not recognizing the Video Card sometimes...

I think the problems with the solid state drive are similar, that it's new technology and when the motherboard comes out of sleep mode it doesn't provide power back to the SSD in the correct order, so it doesn't know the hard drive is there...

And ideas would be appreciated!

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November 3, 2009 at 13:00:04
There are plenty of posts on web pages on how people finally got their ssd working. See the posts on your brand. Most are the same tasks but use the forums on your drive.

I doubt the video is caused but if so I'd think a bios issue. Some are poorly written and don't work correctly. See motherboard's site for any bios updates that address that exactly and no other issue.

Might look to bios acpi settings and you might have to reload OS to get that to work correctly.

Might be better off using hibernate mode or just turn it off when not in use.

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Les Paul (1915-2009)

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