System: Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit SP1
Laptop: ASUS K52F
Note: I first posted this to MajorGeeks and did not receive an answer so am posting it here.
My disk drive was going bad so I had it replaced several weeks ago with a solid state drive. Now the laptop is incredibly fast. Today I decided to run chkdsk for no particular reason other than I periodically ran this in the past on my old drive and did not think that it might not work with the SSD. Oops - now the laptop would not boot at all!! All I saw was a dark screen even after many minutes of waiting. I pressed F8 on boot and tried to boot into safe mode, safe mode with command prompt, or safe mode with networking. Failure - the laptop would not boot - only got a blank screen. I let the laptop sit for several minutes with each of the boot options but there was no action on the screen, just blank. Then I tried booting to the last known configuration and this worked!! I tried several boots and all appears to be okay. Note that after each attempt to run chkdsk, I checked the event viewer for chkdsk logs - there were none - so apparently chkdsk never ran.
So the question is: Why when trying to run chkdsk on my SSD did the system not boot? Perhaps chkdsk cannot be run on a SSD? Or am I missing something?