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*Note: Its possible that this problem is not because of my SSD but I would still greatly appreciate help on this

I have a Crucial M4 128 GB SSD and a 1TB Samsung F3. I had my OS installed and working just fine on the SSD for 7 months but just two days ago my computer froze. When I restarted it I noticed that the AHCI boot screen was taking much longer, and that when it started loading the OS it said something like "Disk boot failiure please insert system disk". My motherboard is also only a little over a year old.

My SSD was updated to the latest firmware when I first got it, has TRIMM and AHCI enabled.
I notice that If I unplug my SATA cables and re plug them in that my PC runs fine for a few minutes; however afterwards it freezes and I have to restart it which brings me back to the Disk boot failure screen.

Things I have tried so far but didnt work:

1. Change SATA cables (apparently my SATA cables aren't the problem because they worked fine in another PC)
2. Change BIOS to default settings (I have had my 2500k CPU overclocked for quite some time)
3. Clean dust out of PC
4. Ran SSDlife Free (it says my SSD's health is excellent)
5. Checked health tab on HD Tune Pro (SSD has 1 interface communication error for Ultra DMA CRC Error Count while my HDD has 2)

Another thing: I have a Gigabyte GA-Z68XP-UD3 motherboard http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0054OWTQU/ref=wms_ohs_product

While Hard Disk is set first in boot priority in m BIOs, I only see two options under Hard Disk Boot Priority: my Samsung HDD and "Bootable Add-In Device". I don't see my SSD as a third option. I don't remember if it was always like this when my computer was still running fine.
    
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post #2 of 10
Hey mate, I would stay on the same motherboard controller but try the Sata cable in another port. I would also try another power connector if that is possible. I had a similiar problem and found that the cable (in my instance) was at fault but it could be the power or the port on the board. Good luck and hope this provides some idea for you to try. Cheers and keep us posted.
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you may want to see the thread I started called "Crucial M4's die after 1 year of use" a few threads down.. this is a known issue with all M4's and many people here claim every user who complains about their M4 dying within a year just needs to update their firmware to the latest one. I suggest you do that and let us know if it fixes your issue or not.
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Thanks for the quick replies guys.

@K62-RIG: I tried your advice and even reseating the CMOS battery but I still have the same problem.

Sean and Roblaur's solutions seem to make sense; I will most likely try to update my firmware to 000F. However just to clarify, SSDLife Free states that my M4's current firmware is 0009. Should I still try to update my firmware to 000F to fix my Disk Boot Failure problem?
    
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Thanks for the quick replies guys.

@K62-RIG: I tried your advice and even reseating the CMOS battery but I still have the same problem.

Sean and Roblaur's solutions seem to make sense; I will most likely try to update my firmware to 000F. However just to clarify, SSDLife Free states that my M4's current firmware is 0009. Should I still try to update my firmware to 000F to fix my Disk Boot Failure problem?
0009 is the one with the 5184hr issue. So I am pretty sure updating to 000F will fix it. DOn't use 010G as it will possibly give it an issue too.
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I just updated my Firmware to 000F now. I'll let you guys know if my PC doesn't freeze by the end of the day.
    
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this happened to me when I first bought my system. I couldn't fix it so I just did a clean install of windows again (it was really annoying coz I was almost done with everything) fortunately it never happened again
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After updating my firmware, my computer lasted an entire day without a single freeze vs instead of only 10 minutes. Thanks again for the help
    
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