I am running a Samsung Pro 256 GB SSD and I've been experiencing BSODs and boot failures ever since I installed an HDD into my custom rig. The BIOS never recognized the HDD but I had been running the SSD just fine for at least 6 months prior to HDD installation. That is another problem in itself though.
In order to install the HDD I had to remove the drive bay along with the SSD (perhaps static electricity is the culprit?). The problem first made itself apparent by a failure to install any programs followed by crashing of all processes including explorer.exe. This kept on occurring and was occasionally accompanied by BSODs. This became more frequent over time.
I ran a chkdsk and it found bad sectors. Boot up was normal and I was able to install programs. But now every time I shutdown the rig, a blinking cursor will appear with a black background. I run a Windows 7 install disk and run the bootrec.exe/fixmbr command. I tried to run system repair but an error explaining that this version is not compatible with my version of Windows (they are both Windows 7 Ultimate. Usually, the comp boots up just fine. I am now sometimes experiencing BSODs after this temp fix.
Any help would be greatly appreciate.
Windows OS Version: Win 7 Ultimate
SSD: Samsung 256 GB Pro
HDD: Seagate Barracuda 750 GB
Processor: AMD FX 8320 3.5 GHz 8-Core
MoBo: ASUS M5A97 R2.0
RAM: G-Skill Sniper 4 GB x2