Intel DG41TY MoBo, Intel Core 2 Duo E8500, Western Digital 500GB HDD, GEForce 560 Ti Graphics card, 4GB Ram running dual channel.
Everything appeared nominal with installation. System was fresh, 1st time use. Completed Windows 8.1 install, flawless…powered down, added the 32 GB Sandisk SSD. Restarted the system and verified it recognized the SSD, it showed good in the BIOS, and in Windows. Proceeded to load Express Cache via the website, It indicated that version 1.3.2 would be loaded. All appeared to be going well. At the end of the installation the dialogue box came up stating that a re-boot would be required…do you want to re-boot now or later. I choose “now”. The system proceeded to reboot, went through the POST and when normally it would transistion from the blinking dash mark to the Windows start up it stalled on the blinking dash mark. Never to move from there. After waiting for approx 30 minutes. I tried a re-boot, no-go, same problem.
Now I have unplugged the SanDisk SSD and performed a clean install of Windows 8.1.
Anyone else had an issue like this? Suggestions on how to proceed? I’d like to see the performance improvements of Ready Cache, if I can get it to work.