View Full Version : Asus G75 VW Random Freezing "SSD" - FIXED!

11-13-2012, 12:16 AM

****This worked for me, and there is no guarantee that it will work for you. But you might give it a go.

So I have had my new G75 for about a month and noticed that the computer would randomly freeze, and would have to turn it off manually every time. I installed all the latest drivers and bios update with no avail. I was about to send my computer back...

But I noticed that every time my computer froze the hard drive light would be on... This prompted me to investigate SSD drives and Windows 7. What i found was that this seems to be a common problem with many of the SSD drives out there (no matter what the manufacturer is), and that many other computer brands are having this issue... Some SSD manufacturers offer firmware updates that seem to fix this issue, but not the one that makes the G75 SSD drive...

After more research I found this youtube video, showing how to set up an SSD drive for Windows 7.

Disable defrag
Disable Drive indexing
Disable Superfetch/prefetch

So far I have not had a lock up / freeze for over four days :)

11-13-2012, 01:56 AM
Hi, thanks for Share.

11-13-2012, 03:33 AM
@GI_JOEJK, yes, that's the basic, one-time SSD optimization when you use a SSD with windows. you should do at least those settings when you have a fresh windows on SSD. it's not only for the longevity of SSDs, it helps to sustain the performance as well.

i read somewhere that running Windows Experience Index (WEI) will also trigger some basic optimizations on the disk usage when it finds out you're having a ssd as the primary drive. to be sure, just double check each of them.

there're many comprehensive guides online, but i suggest you also read further here:
1. The SSD Optimization Guide Redesigned (http://thessdreview.com/ssd-guides/optimization-guides/the-ssd-optimization-guide-2/)
2. Sean's Windows 7 Install & Optimization Guide for SSDs & HDDs (http://www.overclock.net/t/1156654/seans-windows-7-install-optimization-guide-for-ssds-hdds)

other things you should do:
1. don't fill up the drive; SSD performance will suffer from it;
2. don't put the SSD to sleep; this can be achieved by setting the options in power plan (refer the first guide above);
3. let it run for a few hours idle to let the drives perform internal garbage collection and self optimization;

SSDs without these optimizations is worst than a HDD; my friend just suffered from a 20-minute boot up, and everything was in slomo lol!