Yesterday my computer wouldn't start correctly, just hung with a cursor on a black screen. I restarted in safe mode and did a full power cycle, it worked fine and returned to normal.Then the screen turned blue with stripes (not BSOD), so I restarted and nothing appeared on screen. Fan turned on, etc (laptop by the away), nothing fired out to an external monitor either.
I popped the drive out, ran an MBR repair and scandisk on an identical OS, popped it in and nothing. I popped the drive into a very similiar computer (non OEM Windows 7 x64 Ultimate) and it worked fine for a day, then I fired it up and it did the same thing on that second machine.
Did my drive infect the BIOS or disable the startup drive path? I have to go home and put the orignal drive back in the second machine but my guess is it won't detect it.
This is my $500 512gb SSD so I'm really concerned that any machine I put it in will cause it not to start. I am away from home but plan to do another MBR repair and try again.