1-SSD (250 gb OS drive- nothing but programs and the OS)
4- HDD's (all 1tb WD velociraptors- 1 used as an image and back up- 1 for scratch disk and preview files- 2 for all video files)
Windows 7 pro
12gb ram (tho I installed 24gb of new ram yesterday thinking the RAM might be bad- reinstalled the original 12 until the problem is fixed) all ram tests out good.
Asus p6x58d Premium MB
2- video cards- gtx 260 and gtx 460
My system crashes and reboots and gives me the "A disk error has occurred Press ctl alt del to restart".
Half the time the SSD goes missing in BIOS, half the time it doesnt. I have to either reboot a few times to get it to recognize the drive or I have found that switching between AHCI and IDE controllers will bring it back. I originally set it up with the AHCI spec.
If I do get it recognized, I then have to use the install disk and run start-up repair to get it to work- only works sometimes. I have generally been able to get Windows running if I work at it long enough, but I know this is a prblem that needs to get figured out.
During all the problems I have run disk recovery and returned it to a previous date where the problems werent happening, but after an hour of taxing the system (video editing) it starts crashing again. Sometimes it will just start happening when Im doing simple Internet browsing- but it seems to happen most when Im editing something important.
I have also now run the image recovery and that seems to work great for a while. I rendered out a big project that took about 3 hours and left that going over night, it fisinhed the project fine when I woke up in the middle of the night, but when I got up this morning the 'disk error' pop up was back.
I had this problem about a month ago with a previous HDD that was my OS drive. I replaced the HDD with an SSD and did a complete clean install of everything hoping to eliminate the problem. But it seems to have returned on the SSD.
I'm not sure where to look for the problem- the SSD, Windows7, the RAM, the MB malware/virus (I have run a million Kaspersky scans all during the process everything seems fine there)...
I'm sorry for the long post...would love some help in where to look for the problem...