|06 Dec 2011||#1|
Should I change my SSD?
This is my first post. Before I begin:
1. I have searched and searched multiple places for an answer.
2. I haven't posted system info yet, but you are welcome to as much/little as you wish.
3. Thanks for your patience!
My OS is on a 64GB Kingson SSD, in a PC which I put together myself (Asus MB, AMD CPU and Radeon GPU with 5GB RAM). I have installed a genuine Windows 7 32bit OS and the system has run perfectly for a couple of months.
Unexpededly the system ran CHKDSK on startup (after no changes/installations or updates) and HUGE amounts of text streamed up the screen too fast to read. Orphaned files everywhere. This lasted 2-3 mins.
After CHKDSK finished windows wouldn't boot. It ran system repair but that failed to help.
I ran a CMD prompt from the installation DVD and ran System file check, but that failed to run.
Advanced options: system restore, last known boot etc wouldn't work. System restore wouldn't even start.
I asssumed that my file system had been badly corrupted so reinstalled. All my files were on a different HD.
The system ran fine for 2 months then the same thing happened again.
Again I reinstalled.
2 months later, same thing. Spontaneous CHKDSK of death.
I reinstalled 64bit Win7 this time. Another weekend gone updating...
HD check says the drive is fine.
The Memory test thing says the memory is fine.
I got a new GPU anyway as I needed one.
The PSU is new and 450W.
I'm getting tired of doing reinstalls.
Kingston FAQ/support says if HDchecks ok then unlikely the drive.
As I said, any further info on request gladly supplied.
I have no minidump by the way, but I did find a 200+MB 'MEMORY.DMP' file in 'Windows.old' folder.
Thanks in advance.
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|06 Dec 2011||#6|
My Vertex (the Vertex 1) had a few ChkDisk issues just as the OP described.
Had 1, then a week later again. I was assured the drive was fine.
Few days later everything crashed, and the drive no longer posted.
RMAd, and the new was fine. In fact, its still working today in another PC.
I do not want to cause a panic, but .. it very well may be a sign of something bad to come. Especially since multiple re-installs are not helping.
But I do agree, check the cable. Sometimes, it is the smallest things. had a issue with a Intel drive a while back that was all because of a SATA cable, nothing more.
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