Reason I'm not in the Windows Parlor is cause it might be a physical SSD problem so............
In Task Manager, like an idiot and by accident I turned off explorer.exe. Again, stupid and a mistake. I remedied this by hitting the restart button on my pc. I can get the Win7 splash screen to come up but that's where it stops, won't go any further.
The way I'm setup is that if this happens no biggie, I've always run a small 64gig SSD as my C drive that only has Windows and a few programs on it. The 4 other drives are slaves with mostly video. If I crash all I've ever had to do is reinstall Win7 and I'm good.
Forced BIOS to boot to DVD and tried to reinstall Win7 and I get the files to load which takes about a minute, then it restarts and I get the blue screen with cursor but no words on it and that is it. Nothing else comes on the screen.
Just by dumb accident I hit the restart button on the pc, pc boots to dvd but asks if I want to boot to DVD to hit button (obviously it recognizes that one of my drives has Windows installed on it so it's giving me an option to reinstall or go with old install) so I didn't hit any button for it to start loading files. Win7 splash screen comes up like before but this time Windows runs and runs exactly like it's supposed to.
Thought I was in the clear so I reset BIOS to boot to C drive and it's back to stopping at the splash screen. When I make it boot to DVD and decline to hit a button which would make Win7 reinstall from DVD, Win7 boots and runs just fine. Did I physically fuuck something up with my SSD???
Another thing......I had to unplug the D drive to use it's electric plug to be able to use the DVD drive (cause I never have to use the DVD drive for anything) so the whole time Win7 was working after trying to boot to DVD my D drive was absent. So I find an electrical outlet for my D drive and figure I'll just have to boot to DVD every time and NOT hit a button for Win7 reinstall and Win7 will run fine like it's been doing. With the D drive back in the game, Win7 hangs again at the splash screen!!! I thought the fix was just to have BIOS boot to DVD and wait for Win7 to boot/run properly has it had but it won't with the D drive having power. So of course I unplug the D drive, restart the pc, it boots to DVD, I wait and BANG......Win7 boots/runs just fine?
Even if I wanted to reinstall Win7 from disc I can't. It loads files, restarts to a blue/green screen and nothing else on screen. No words no nothing so even if I wanted to just start from scratch it seems I can't. Any ideas? Specs below.
Windows 7 64-bit
ASUS M4A79 Deluxe Mobo
AMD Phenom 3.2 running at 3.6
8 gigs Corsair RAM
3 one TB HDs
1 external TB HD
1 64gig SSD
Antec 750 PS
ATI 4890 HD w/1gig RAM
42" HDTV/ 26" HD Monitor
Where I stand now??? As long as my D drive is unplugged, BIOS boots to DVD and when I DON'T hit any button it boots to the C drive just fine. With D drive plugged in, it hangs at Win7 splash screen.