I just installed a Kingston 128GB VNow SSD in my brand new Thinkpad Edge 15. I found that I cannot do a image backup of my C: Drive with any backup program. Some programs give me an I/O error like Windows Backup, others get a Blue Screen of Death about halfway through.
I scheduled a CHKDSK C: /R so CHKDSK is run on the C: drive before Windows comes up. It gets through all the files test no issues, but on the last test (the sector test I presume) it crashed with BSOD about halfway through.
I'm trying to determine if the SSD could be corrupt and a reformat and re-install will fix it (bummer I can't even make an image copy so it will take hours to reinstall my dozens of apps), OR, could it be some sort of hardware compatibility issue or configuration problem.
I saw a post somewhere referencing an SSD and BSOD and the recommendation was to change the SATA setting in the BIOS for ACHI to COMPATIBILITY. I tried that, but then Windows won't load, it crashes right after you see the Starting Windows part so I had to set it back to ACHI. I did see some reference to changing the mode BEFORE installing Windows. Could this be the issue.
The machine runs great otherwise. I have the SSD partitioned into a C: and D: drive and I can backup all my data (file backup not image copy) on D: no problems.
I checked the alignment and got this:
Partition 1 Primary Size=1199MB Offset=1024MB (SYSTEM_DRV partition)
Partition 2 Primary Size=48GB Offset=1200MB (this is my C: drive)
Partition 3 Primary Size=69GB Offset=49GB (this is D
Any suggestions are greatly appreciated. Maybe Kingston is crap and I need to just go back to Corsair Xtreme like I used before on my other laptop? Is probably a faulty hardware issue or do I just need to reformat it? (Bummer I can't create an image to restore as reinstalling my dozens of apps will take hours!)
I should probably add that the SSD was partitioned through Disk Manager in Windows after the O/S was installed. And I noticed in looking at the C: Drive properties the defrag option is available which would mean Windows doesn't think it is an SSD. Not sure if that matters.
If anyone has any suggestions I would greatly appreciate it. I don't know enough about SSD's. I hate to waste days of with trial and error. The SSD was a great deal at $150 after $50 rebate at Buy.com but maybe you get what you pay for?
Singing my song, pal. Getting similar errors and blue screens on my Gateway desktop that's running Win7.
* Crashed while running chkdsk/r
* Also, MFT error during start-up
Microsoft tech support pointed me towards hardware. And, the MFT error prompted suggestions of a failing hard drive. After running MEMtest successfully on individual sticks, and then, a diagnositic utility from Western Digital on my HDD, I'm at a loss.
Per suggestion on another forum, removed pagefile just for the hell of it. Ran CHKDSK /R. Crashed with BSOD and I caught the error message at the top: bad_system_config_info