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Windows 7: SSD Dead?

22 Aug 2013   #11
Northernsoul55

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Windows 7 Professional 64bit
 
 

Hmmmmm...... you have a weird issue


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22 Aug 2013   #12
Dude

Windows 10 Pro X64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by kbrady1979 View Post
Doug, what happens if you unplug every drive in your PC except for the SSD and try booting up?
The same thing, it doesn't see it. Tried with different cables in two computers. Guess it's time for a RMA
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22 Aug 2013   #13
madcratebuilder

Win8/8.1,Win7-U64, Vista U64, uncounted Linux distor's
 
 

If you Google "crucial M4 not seen by system" you'll get 8.5 million hits in .29 seconds...not a good sign. Apparently the M4 has had this issue for some time. RMA time.
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22 Aug 2013   #14
Dude

Windows 10 Pro X64
 
 

Just googled it and saw that. Saw in the crucial forums saying to power cycle it. I will try that tonight when I get home
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22 Aug 2013   #15
Northernsoul55

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Fingers crossed for ya
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22 Aug 2013   #16
Dude

Windows 10 Pro X64
 
 

It worked, I followed the direction here

I thought after clearing my cmos, and trying different cables and then it not working on a second computer it was toast. Then after reading
madcratebuilder's post I googled it and found these steps to power cycle. it worked perfected every thing is still intact .

Here are the steps I used:

A sudden power loss is most common cause for a system to fail to recognize an SSD. In most cases, your SSD can be returned to normal operating condition by completing a power cycle, a process that will take approximately one hour.

We recommend you perform this procedure on a desktop computer because it allows you to only connect the SATA power connection, which improves the odds of the power cycle being successful. However, a USB enclosure with an external power source will also work. Apple and Windows desktop users follow the same steps.

1. Once you have the drive connected and sitting idle, simply power on the computer and wait for 20 minutes. We recommend that you don't use the computer during this process.

2. Power the computer down and disconnect the drive from the power connector for 30 seconds.

3. Reconnect the drive, and repeat steps 1 and 2 one more time.

4. Reconnect the drive normally, and boot the computer to your operating system.
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22 Aug 2013   #17
kbrady1979

Windows 7 Professional 64bit SP1
 
 

That is a trick that SSD users used back in the day when it happened more often and for some it works perfectly, others, not so much. Glad you got it straightened out Doug.
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22 Aug 2013   #18
Dude

Windows 10 Pro X64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by kbrady1979 View Post
That is a trick that SSD users used back in the day when it happened more often and for some it works perfectly, others, not so much. Glad you got it straightened out Doug.
yeah I'm glad, I gave up and was going to RMA. Then after madcratebuilder posted about the google hits, I looked and there was the answer.

to madcratebuilder!
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23 Aug 2013   #19
Northernsoul55

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Windows 7 Professional 64bit
 
 

Glad it sorted, and it will help others in the future for sure
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23 Aug 2013   #20
madcratebuilder

Win8/8.1,Win7-U64, Vista U64, uncounted Linux distor's
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Dude View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by kbrady1979 View Post
That is a trick that SSD users used back in the day when it happened more often and for some it works perfectly, others, not so much. Glad you got it straightened out Doug.
yeah I'm glad, I gave up and was going to RMA. Then after madcratebuilder posted about the google hits, I looked and there was the answer.

to madcratebuilder!
Glad it's working Dude!
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