I think I had very similar issues. A couple of forums I've read said to change Windows 7 to performance mode (not balanced...which was what I had before). I believe performance mode does not turn off the hard disk (which is what I had previously).
Secondly, I heard there was issues with several anti-virus programs so I uninstalled AVG 9 and Malwarebytes and installed MSE (Microsoft Security Essentials).
Thirdly, I updated ALL drivers to the newest available drivers.
No freezes since.
Windows 7 x64 Ultimate 40gb
Mac OSX Snow Leopard 120 gb
AHCI Enabled (Do not use Intel Matrix Driver...I hear it has freezing problems...I could be wrong though)
Newest firmware updated, but have not used the new toolbox optmizer
Thank you for your reply.
First time I had the freeze was after I hadn't used the computer for a while, I suspected something alike and adjusted the power settings to never turn off the disk. Last freeze was this morning (several actually). There was only about two minutes between booting and freezing.
I have McAfee running. Is that one known to cause issues?
All drivers are up-to-date. Except for my mainboard, I've been to the website, downloaded an installer, but got a message that I'm not running Winodws XP or Vista, so the program won't burn me a CD :S
But according to the change log, there were almost no changes.
I have yet to update the SSD firmware. First I thought I'd get that toolbox to work. If that has issues accessing the disk, I assume the firmware tool would too.
I'm running Windows 7 Ultimate (x86)
SATA settings are posted in my first post, they are the only settings I could find. Where do I enable that "AHCI" ??
I've read that in multiple threads, but not where to set it 'something' to AHCI.