I'm running a homebuilt system with a 120 OCZ Vertex 4 SSD as a boot drive and a 1TB HDD to store data. It's all run fine for about 4 months, but this morning it would not load Windows (7). It just displays a black screen after POST, the 'starting windows' screen never appears.
If I go into the BIOS, the SSD is still recognised. If I launch startup repair from a bootable Windows setup disk, the SSD and the Windows install on it are both recognised. Note that I tried running startup repair and system restore; neither had any effect.
One obvious short term solution is to simply reinstall windows to the HDD, but that does not resolve the underlying problem with the SSD. Similarly, if I were to reinstall windows to the SSD the same thing might happen again.
Also, I don't know how relevant this might be, but a couple of days ago I got a warning message from the Asus AI suite about the voltage on the 3.3V rail. I checked, it's now at just over 3.4V, which seems slightly high...
Has anybody seen this problem before / know how it might be fixed? Any assistance would be greatly appreciated