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post #1 of 21
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I have a 256 Crucial M4. Its been fine mostly. Periodically, my Pc refuses to shut down by itself. Its started doing this again. Now, I turn my pc is running a CHKDSK check, which for me has always meant bad news. ie disk failure. Is this what is happening? The PC doesnt seem to want to exit the check and restart to windows either. Help please! This is my C: drive.
post #2 of 21
It could just be problems with your installation of Windows. Try repairing it.
post #3 of 21
Had issues with a crucial drive myself. Contacted them and this is what they told me to do. Works great now
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Thank you for contacting Crucial. In most cases, your SSD can be returned to normal operating condition by completing a power cycle. The process will take approximately one hour.

We recommend you perform this procedure on a desktop computer because it allows you to only connect the SATA power connection, which improves the odds of the power cycle being successful. However, a USB enclosure with an external power source will also work. Apple and Windows desktop users follow the same steps.

1. Once you have the drive connected and sitting idle, simply power on the computer and wait for 20 minutes. We recommend that you don't use the computer during this process.

2. Power the computer down and disconnect the drive for 30 seconds.

3. Repeat steps 1 and 2 one more time.

4. Reconnect the drive normally, and boot the computer to your operating system.
post #4 of 21
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Cheers guys will try all that.
post #5 of 21
The CHKDSK is being triggered because system shutdown hasn't occurred properly, and the "dirty" bit hasn't been cleared on the file system. Normally when you shutdown your PC in an orderly fashion, the very last thing it does before powering off is clear the "dirty" bit. When the system boots back up, if it sees the dirty bit set - it will CHKDSK automatically.

You've probably got some process that's running in the background and won't shutdown when the system shutdown command is processed. You could start by running MSCONFIG and disabling unnecessary programs in startup to see if one of those is causing the problem.

Greg
post #6 of 21
what firmware do you have? Yo may have to update it'
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post #7 of 21
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Firmware for what?

How can I solve this issue without a Windows disk? I'm still re-arming the trial, and don't even have a disc drive in my PC...
post #8 of 21
secure erase and update the firmware on the drive..
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post #9 of 21
I don't see what continuously re-arming Windows has to do with not having an installation disc. Did somebody else install it for you? If you can come up with an ISO, you can write it to a bootable USB with unetbootin or Universal Boot Installer or some other utility, then boot and repair from that.

I still think your issue is with some resident application that isn't shutting down properly when you shut down windows. Cleaning up your running processes would be a logical first step.

That, and buying a Windows license. LOL.

Greg
post #10 of 21
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Seems to be back working now for the moment, whatever stitch it my pc had it worked it out biggrin.gif Time to shell out for a licence and maybe format the SDD maybe though. What is the cheapest way to get a licence? I just want a code, I dont need a physical copy.

Now my internet connection has quit, bloody hell... tried unplugging the router, having the pc do its troubleshooting thing, nada. The TV coming through the router is still working though...
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