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A few months ago I installed an SSD and memory on my notebook. I also started using Windows 8 and started having many programs going into 'Not Responding' state for a while (sometimes up to a minute) then continue without a problem. At first I thought the problem was Windows 8 and installed the drivers manually. It didn't help.

I ignored it for a while, but then it became frustrating. Today I went back to Windows 7. As you can guess, the problem continues, and I have no idea what is causing it.

  • I had installed all updates in both Windows versions.
  • I replaced two 1GB chips with 2GB ones(same mhz)
  • It's a Dell Inspiron 1520

Any idea why would it happen? How can I diagnose this problem?


  • SSD is an Intel 330 Series 120 GB.
  • I did not update SSD firmware.
  • I have not disabled LPM (I am going to try it now).
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What's the SSD? I remember early models ultimately failed after some (millions) of read-write cycles. – Doktoro Reichard Aug 17 '13 at 21:31
Maybe this article answers your question. – Doktoro Reichard Aug 17 '13 at 21:32
Have you upgraded the firmware on your SSD? – cybernard Aug 18 '13 at 0:48
disable Link Power Management (LPM) which can cause freezes. – magicandre1981 Aug 18 '13 at 6:19
@DoktoroReichard I have updated the post. – user73983 Aug 18 '13 at 7:21
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My SSD was the problem. I have tried many suggestions online to fix this issue but none of them worked. I sent it to the support and they replaced it.

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