Hey guys, I've had my computer running flawlessly for a year now. Recently I bought a external hard drive for school (computer repair class). In class, we installed windows 7 and ubuntu as partitons on the external hard drive. I brought it home yesterday and unplugged the esata cord from my Primary SSD into my external hard drive with ubuntu on it, and tried to boot from the external instead of my primary SSD. I went into the bios also to make sure the computer was reading the new hard drive as the primary, and was #1 in priority.
The boot manager came up asking which version of Ubunto i would like to load, this is all normal. It started doing the postcheck (I think this is what its called). Its where the list of drivers
are being collected before ubunto loads, kind of like running windows 7 in safemode and watching the devices load before windows boots up.
After the list of drivers were loaded, my screen goes completly black, and my monitor comes up saying no input signal. I figured this was a driver
problem as ubuntu was installed on my external hard drive using my school computer. So I tried to restart the computer in windows again, to get on the internet to troubleshoot.
I turned the computer off and plugged the esata cord into my SSD, changed the bios settings back so that the SSD was primary and in priority, then sure enough i get the error "Please insert a boot device blah blah blah". The error you get when no operating system is installed. I fooled around with the bios a bit more, and no matter what i did, it couldnt read windows off my SSD. I went back into the bios to make sure the computer was recognizing it, and it was.
I used Hirens boot cd to load mini xp from the disk, in order to access my SSD as a secondary drive to backup my files. Everything worked, the mini xp was able to open the SSD and i could transfer files no problem.
I reinstalled windows 7 pro x64 back on the SSD (Fresh Install, including format), and everything went smooth. I started running windows updates, and antivirus definitions at the same time. Then all of a sudden, as the windows updates were at around 75%, I got the blue screen of death. It would wait till the dumping physical memory reached 100% then restarted. Ever since this, it happens 25% of the time i restart my computer.
Do you think its software related? or should I send in my SSD for warranty?
Ive attached a file that shows my system status and everything, please have a look.
System Manufacturer/Model Number: Self Built
OS: Windows 7 Professional 64 bit
CPU: Intel Core i7-920 Bloomfield 2.66GHz LGA 1366 130W Quad-Core
Motherboard: ASUS P6TD Deluxe LGA 1366 Intel X58 ATX Intel Motherboard
Memory: CORSAIR XMS3 12GB (6 x 2GB) DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600(PC3 12800)
Graphics Cards 2x in SLI - GIGABYTE GV-N275UD-896I GeForce GTX 275 896MB 448-bit GDDR3
Sound Card N/A
Monitor(s) Displays 2x ASUS VW246H Glossy Black 24" 2ms(GTG) HDMI Widescreen LCD Screens
Hard Drives Primary: Intel X25-M Mainstream SSDSA2M080G2XXX 2.5" 80GB SATA II MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD) - OEM
Secondary: Western Digital RE3 WD1002FBYS 1TB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
PSU CORSAIR HX Series CMPSU-1000HX 1000W ATX12V 2.2 / EPS12V 2.9
Case RAIDMAX SMILODON ATX-612WB Black 1.0mm SECC Steel ATX Mid
Cooling COOLER MASTER Intel Core i7 compatible V8 RR-UV8-XBU1-GP
Mouse Razar Mamba
Internet Speed 200kb/s (shitty)
Other Info N/A