In May of this year I installed an Intel 540s 240gb ssd, freshly installed win7 x64, ran the security, driver, bios etc updates.
About a week in I started getting "The driver detected a controller error on \Device\Ide\IdePort0" atapi 11 errors in the thousands, literally one every second or so.
I rebooted and was greeted by this: http://puu.sh/xBbUh/0609a1ff74.jpg
kernel corrupt somehow... (this was the only time that this occured)
I restored off my usb boot stick and had to reinstall some things, but otherwise it was okay for another couple weeks.
The errors came back, so I powered down and replaced the sata cables.
Another couple weeks go by, errors come back.
I swapped the physical position of the ssd (off ide0) with my old hdd (wd blue 640gb).
My mobo is an MSI p67-c43s and only has 2 sata III slots to work with.
This solved it for 3 months.
Today I'd noticed some slight audio stuttering and checked the log: the errors are back, and I don't know what else to do.
- ide0 is now the HDD, and manifesting the same errors as before.
- All firmware, inc mobo bios, is up to date.
I checked the controller drivers in device manager as well.
- I've run CrystalDiskInfo to check on the SMART condition of my drives: all green
- I've run the Intel Diagnostics toolkit & full scan: all green.
- CHKDSK has no complaints
The only "fix" I can apply is powering down my pc completely (soft reboot doesn't work) and turning it back on, which cures it for an arbitrary amount of time. 3 days to 3 months apparently.
I've been through like 10 pages of google results and none of it's working (or ended up irrelevant).
I even tried taking it into a shop, but because it manifests randomly they couldn't figure it out either after I told them what I'd already checked.
Is the only thing left hardware malfunction / faulty mobo?
my other system parts: i5 2500 cpu, 16gb ddr3 ram (4x4), sb x-fi pci card, corsair tx2 650w psu, and a gtx 970 4gb strix