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Is my SSD possible to save?


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#1 woxenrud

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Posted 15 September 2014 - 08:20 AM

I was installing a game when the computer slowed down followed by a bluescreen. After restarting, it was slow right away and gave me bluescreen after just a few minutes. After Another restart I couldn't even enter Windows, it just loads forever. I thought "well, time to reformat" BUT the same thing happen here, it just loads forever on the preparing windows screen.
I then tried to put my SSD in a friends PC and boot from HIS SSD, but the same result occur, his windows cannot start. I remove my SSD and his windows starts normally again. Same thing if I put the windows cd in his PC and try to reformat my SSD, it freezes.
In short, no other hard drives or even CD readers work as long as my SSD is plugged in, thus I cannot reformat it in any way.



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Posted 17 September 2014 - 07:26 AM

Can you see the ssd correctly at the bios level? What brand and size is the ssd? What is the age of the ssd? What were you using the ssd for? OS drive? Video editing etc???

 

Something you can try: boot to a usb version of linux something like mint: http://www.linuxmint.com/download.php

 

If you do not need any data, you could attempt to format in linux, you can also try to recover data from within linux (if needed do this first) you may have to copy directly to the usb device if the ssd is causing sata issues.

 

If the ssd is not seen at a bios level then you are likely out of luck unfortunately. IF you really need data, you can send the drive in to recovery specialists such as Ontrack Data Recovery or Drive Savers, it will not be cheap. I have never seen any drive come back for less than $1000 and I have had no one send in an ssd drive so I don't know how much it would cost.


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