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I installed Windows 7 64bit on my laptop and it runs really well, with one exception. I do a nightly incremental backup to an external drive, which includes an option to power off my system when it has finished. Sometimes, when re-starting the system, it gets so far and then hangs.

I have a fast 8gb SD card dedicated to 'readyvboost', and I discovered that if I remove the SD card, the system springs into life. There is no activity to suggest Windows is scanning the card, but popping the card out seems to work. So the chdsk, memory diagnostics and multiple 'safe mode' starts were just something to while away my time - go figure.

Originally posted 10/Sep/2009

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