After a few days of trying everything, I decided to forgo everything and attempt a reformat now that I managed to get a Windows 7 installation disk from my friend. I'm not sure if there were any freezes during the process, but it was PAINFULLY slow. It took ten minutes alone just to get past the Windows Logo and the whole "setting up" thing. I'm really worried now that it's a hardware issue and not something less... serious. After the whole setting up "Welcome to Windows 7" thing, it was back to normal. Except one thing... Windows 7 is failing to recognize the SSD card. I'll link you guys to a thread that poses almost the exact same problem.
Thread (Post #5 has images): http://www.sevenforums.com/installation-setup/29713-no-partitions-showing-what-am-i-doing-wrong.html
No partitions are showing... Some people suggest changing my SATA mode option until it can recognize the SSD, but my BIOS (Phoenix - Award BIOS) doesn't have a clear defined "SATA Mode" option. Furthermore, some have suggested I wiped the SSD clean of any partitions, and it'll begin showing up as "Unallocated" (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5AFDDokBJZ8
), but using boot-up partition managers doesn't seem to go all the way through and they simply lag and stall during the initiation process! Tried all manners of partition wiping and nothing was successful. They either didn't detect the partition or outright refused to start up. Last but not least, others have also suggested downloading the SATA controller driver from the manufacturer's website, the problem is that I'm not sure how I can find the appropriate SATA controller driver, the friend who sold it to me is not reachable right now and because he built the computer from the ground up... It's quite a situation.
My SSD: http://www.ocztechnology.com/ocz-vertex-2-sata-ii-2-5-ssd.html
BIOS ID: 05/24/2006-alienware-6A61HP22C-00
The BIOS detects my SSD but Windows 7 does not. To make matters worse, we pulled out the SSD card from inside my tower and placed it into my brother's laptop. We tried the installation process and it ran perfectly. We did not sit there for ten minutes waiting for it to "prepare" itself like it did on my system.
I'm not sure what happened, it was working PERFECTLY a couple of days ago. It just started recently when it just froze on my during a session of League of Legends and forced me to manually restart. This really sucks :/. Do you guys have any advice or idea of what the problem might me? Or how in the world am I going to reformat based everything? If only I could find the drivers for my SSD card....
EDIT: And yessir, the first signs of freezing occurred a while ago after I tried to watch some Youtube videos in fullscreen mode. The screen tore up and the computer froze, prompting a manual restart.