Posted 06 January 2013 - 10:34
I have installed a new CPU cooler - Zalman CNPS12X.
I also did a reinstall of my system, "since it was that time of year".
However, now I am experiencing issues when booting and shutting down Windows. I have figured it out this only happens when a USB3 external (Western Digital) HDD is attached (when these aren't connected everything is running like charm).
I have installed the SES drivers as well as the USB 3.0 drivers (Win 7 64-bit) for my Asus mobo from tha Asus site. Still without success.
I even installed Windows 8 - since there is native USB3 support - but also here: same problems.
It used to work with my old - and kinda EOL - CPU cooler attached to my mobo with Windows 7 64-bit installed.
Can the (USB3) connectors be damaged on my mobo - and thus behavior like this - during my swap of the new CPU cooler?
Or is it hardware/software/drivers related? And if so, what can be done?