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  1. #1
    Hammerhead Shark
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    F. T. L

    Well last night this computer decided to have shitfits and stopped working. The BIOS no longer recognizes SATA 0/1 which is the SSD. I can't get the boot prompt to boot from one of the partitions. I had to resort to putting in this Linux Mint CD and booting into that (Which is what I'm running off of now). What would people recommend?

    I JUST bought this frikin SSD only a few months ago. If this SSD crapped out, I think I'll have an aneurysm. I hope not. Otherwise this SSD is an expensive paperweight. The SSD is in my SIG.

    Thoughts on how to get it working again or am I screwed......

    MOBO: ASUS P8Z77-V PRO
    CPU: i7-2700K
    RAM: G.SKILL Ripjaws X 16GB (2 x 8GB)
    CPU COOLING:Corsair Hydro H80
    VIDEO: MSI TF 2GD5/OC GeForce GTX 760 OC N760 in SLI
    HDD: Intel 320-160GB SSD
    HDD: Samsung 840 250GB SSD
    HDD: 1TB Seagate SATA
    HDD: 1TB WD SATA
    HDD: 2 TB Seagate SATA
    MEDIA: Plextor Dual DVD
    PSU: CORSAIR HX750W
    CASE: Antec Twelve Hundred V3 Full Tower
    OS: WIN 7 x64 Home Premium
    Monitor: Westinghouse 32" LCD 1080p

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    Hammerhead Shark
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    Nm. I fixed it.

    MOBO: ASUS P8Z77-V PRO
    CPU: i7-2700K
    RAM: G.SKILL Ripjaws X 16GB (2 x 8GB)
    CPU COOLING:Corsair Hydro H80
    VIDEO: MSI TF 2GD5/OC GeForce GTX 760 OC N760 in SLI
    HDD: Intel 320-160GB SSD
    HDD: Samsung 840 250GB SSD
    HDD: 1TB Seagate SATA
    HDD: 1TB WD SATA
    HDD: 2 TB Seagate SATA
    MEDIA: Plextor Dual DVD
    PSU: CORSAIR HX750W
    CASE: Antec Twelve Hundred V3 Full Tower
    OS: WIN 7 x64 Home Premium
    Monitor: Westinghouse 32" LCD 1080p

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    How?
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    Hammerhead Shark
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    First off, did someone change the post title from FML to FTL?

    What happened was, two nights ago, I suddenly got a BSOD with a communication error. I rebooted and selected windows 7 in my bios selection screen but it didn't work. It told me there was a disc error and could not read. I tried system restore. That didn't work. It couldn't restore my system. I tried to boot in safe mode but that prompt never showed up. I then checked my BIOS and suddenly it no longer showed the SSD (SATA 1 not detected).

    I took a look inside the computer to see if there was any fire and stuff had fried but it was just dusty. Somehow I unplugged the power cable but put that back in. Pressed power and comp didn't start up. Maybe the ram? Swap out each stick. Still didn't work. I unplugged the SSD and plugged it back in. I WAS able to get into windows by putting in the Windows 7 CD. It couldn't repair because it couldn't find a backup. I tried REINSTALLING windows on another partition. It formatted but failed to install windows.


    Final solution: Pull out everything BUT:

    Motherboard
    CPU
    Heatsink
    Powersupply.

    These I left in the computer. I made it like I was building the computer from scratch. I pulled the power cables from everything and the mobo. All the SATA cables were pulled, HDD, video, sound and any other cards out. Then I put them in in this order: Power cable to the mobo first. SATA cables next, then HDD's, then RAM, then video card, then PCI audio card. Finally power cable to the video card then to all the fans. I also swapped out my RAM to the other DIMM pair (DIMM 2 and 4 to DIMM 1 and 3). It was working for the longest time. But who knows. I plugged that sucker back up. It started and I checked the bios to make sure everything showed up. Yes. Then I botted the computer and ran the system restore. And here I am!
    Last edited by kujoe2002; 03-22-2012 at 12:09 PM.

    MOBO: ASUS P8Z77-V PRO
    CPU: i7-2700K
    RAM: G.SKILL Ripjaws X 16GB (2 x 8GB)
    CPU COOLING:Corsair Hydro H80
    VIDEO: MSI TF 2GD5/OC GeForce GTX 760 OC N760 in SLI
    HDD: Intel 320-160GB SSD
    HDD: Samsung 840 250GB SSD
    HDD: 1TB Seagate SATA
    HDD: 1TB WD SATA
    HDD: 2 TB Seagate SATA
    MEDIA: Plextor Dual DVD
    PSU: CORSAIR HX750W
    CASE: Antec Twelve Hundred V3 Full Tower
    OS: WIN 7 x64 Home Premium
    Monitor: Westinghouse 32" LCD 1080p

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    Post Nuclear Moderator Wurm's Avatar
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    Yes I changed the title.

    Glad to hear you got it working.
    War... War never changes.

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