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PC crashes and then can't find SSD with windows on it.

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December 14, 2013 8:55:59 AM

I have a small SSD to run windows 7 on and after about an hour or so, the PC blue screens, then restarts and asks me to insert my windows disk and "repair my computer".
I tried that and nothing happened. I then went to reformat it and my SSD wasn't showing up at all.
I plugged the SSD into a different SATA and it starting working, only to crash again.
Does anyone have any idea what's wrong or how I can fix it?
December 14, 2013 10:40:12 AM

lonewolf7 said:
It looks like the SSD is gone. To be more sure try it on another system. Or if you somehow could manage it to work again, then try this link to check the health status of the SSD : http://crystalmark.info/software/CrystalDiskInfo/index-...


It works for a while, then crashes. The Crystal Disk says my SSD is 98% healthy.
Could it be a motherboard problem?
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December 14, 2013 10:54:36 AM

Could be a MB problem. Or it could be the SATA cable. Try to look at the BIOS for SSD if its there or not. And try again to reinstall windows, see what happens.
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December 14, 2013 12:10:36 PM

lonewolf7 said:
Could be a MB problem. Or it could be the SATA cable. Try to look at the BIOS for SSD if its there or not. And try again to reinstall windows, see what happens.


I managed to reformat it, but it just crashed again.
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December 15, 2013 3:54:45 AM

It seems like the SSD is mechanically faulty, and unfortunately Crystal Disk wont be able to catch it. So I think it will be better if you replace the SSD.

And as I said earlier try to test the SSD on another system, if the problem persists, replace it. Or try another SSD/HDD in your system if you could, to check if the MB is playing with you.
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December 16, 2013 4:30:11 AM

lonewolf7 said:
It seems like the SSD is mechanically faulty, and unfortunately Crystal Disk wont be able to catch it. So I think it will be better if you replace the SSD.

And as I said earlier try to test the SSD on another system, if the problem persists, replace it. Or try another SSD/HDD in your system if you could, to check if the MB is playing with you.


I put windows on another hard drive and left the pc on all night and it never crashed, so you must be right about the SSD. I'm just glad it's not the motherboard.

Thanks for all your help.
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December 16, 2013 5:07:18 AM

You are welcome.
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