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Strange behaviour from my Vertex 3- UPDATE NEW FIRMWARE ISSUES AND BSODs!

post #1 of 7
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I upgraded the drive's firmware a few days ago and everything went well. Everything was stable and no problems were noticed. Last night, while I was watching a video and downloading torrents, it BSOD'ed out of nowhere.

When I restarted the computer, it wouldn't boot at all, and it gave me the following message:
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Windows failed to start. A recent hardware or software change might be the cause. To fix the problem: 1. Insert your Windows installation disc and restart the computer. 2. Choose your language settings and click next. 3. Click "repair your computer" blah blah blah

File: \Windows\system32\winload.exe
Status:0xc000000e
Info: The selected entry could not be loaded because the application is
missing or corrupt.


I've never this happen to me before after a BSOD, except after flashing the motherboard's bios once before on a different HDD.

I restarted the computer, went into the bios and noticed that it didn't even initialize my drive under the hard disk drive menu, so I turned off the computer, switched drives, turned on, booted off my old drive, turned it back off, went into the bios and it finally initialized my drive and now it runs fine.


I did research out found out the following from this thread (http://www.overclock.net/laptops-netbooks/833420-so-many-random-bsods-3.html#post10853927):
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KERNEL_DATA_INPAGE_ERROR (7a)
The requested page of kernel data could not be read in. Typically caused by
a bad block in the paging file or disk controller error. Also see
KERNEL_STACK_INPAGE_ERROR.
If the error status is 0xC000000E, 0xC000009C, 0xC000009D or 0xC0000185,
it means the disk subsystem has experienced a failure.
If the error status is 0xC000009A, then it means the request failed because
a filesystem failed to make forward progress.

Now, this points to your new HDD/Controller.


This post got me scared. Is my brand new SSD's controller giving me problems, or do I attribute this issue to random chance or the simple fact that my overclock is somehow no longer stable (which I doubt it the case)?
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Hi i7monkey

I've noticed that there are a few threads along the same line as yours over on the OCZ forums. It seems to be something thats happening after the firmware update I'm afraid.
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Originally Posted by angel_dust;13528981 
Hi i7monkey

I've noticed that there are a few threads along the same line as yours over on the OCZ forums. It seems to be something thats happening after the firmware update I'm afraid.

Thanks for the this info and +rep. I went to their forums and a lot of people are having the same or similiar problems. Some guys have to keep reinstalling Windows every time it hanged eek.gif


http://www.ocztechnologyforum.com/forum/showthread.php?88625-Vertex-3-BSOD-2.06/page2

http://www.ocztechnologyforum.com/forum/showthread.php?88630-Vertex-3-problem-booting-windows-7-with-HM65-Sandybride-chips-%28Laptops%29&

http://www.ocztechnologyforum.com/forum/showthread.php?88669-Vertex-3-No-Detection-on-Boot-Issue-%28Third-Time%29/page2
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post #4 of 7
I had this exact issue shortly after upgrading the firmware.
The OS just completely stalled and no matter how much I restarted, it wouldn't be detected.
Then I did what you did and completely shut off the system and powered it back on.
It worked again and hasn't given me problems since (fixed the occasional no boot drive detected bug).
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Originally Posted by Evil Penguin;13547583 
I had this exact issue shortly after upgrading the firmware.
The OS just completely stalled and no matter how much I restarted, it wouldn't be detected.
Then I did what you did and completely shut off the system and powered it back on.
It worked again and hasn't given me problems since (fixed the occasional no boot drive detected bug).

The drive just BSOD'ed on me again, so I'm not gonna use it until they come out with another firmware update.

What a huge disappointment this has been!
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Wow, seems like OCZ is still having firmware issues. I had a handful of the original 30GB Vertex drives and they were all systematically killed a couple weeks after updating the firmware.
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if it aint broke dont fix it. I saw the post about the new release of the firmware but I dont like jumping on a new firmware unless I have issue with my current one. Fix log says faster OS boot and fixes some freezing/hanging on some computers but Im running fine. hope they come out fix for you. I think i'll wait until there are multiple reports without issues.
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