Recently, my Windows 7 kept freezing for a long interval of time, showing me the blue spinning wheel with no BSOD. I am still able to move the windows of my current running application, so the O/S is still alive but the application freezes and I am not able to start any new processes.
I suspected that my main HDD went bad so I replaced it with a SSD, installed new copy of Windows 7 on it, but shortly after the same problem occurs. After looking at my event log, I found out that some sort of error is occuring on \Device\Ide\IdePort2.
My questions are as follows:
- How can I find out which drive is connected to IdePort2?
- What exactly is causing this issue? I suspected bad SATA cable so I replaced it but same problem happens.
- What can I do to solve this?