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I have three hard drives, a solid state that has Windows 7 on it, an HDD with Ubuntu (and data files) and a second HDD with just data.

Today, my computer froze and I had to restart it. When it restarted it booted directly to the Ubuntu disk manager. Normally, it would boot to Windows boot manager, where I can select Windows 7 or Ubuntu, and if I choose Ubuntu I go to the Linux disk manager.

From the disk manager I selected my Windows 7 boot, and it gave me the error: Device not found. bootmgr is missing, press ctrl-alt-delete to restart. I restarted, booted into Linux, and noticed that my SSD wasn't showing up.

I shut the computer down, turned it back on, and was able to boot into Windows normally, but after a while it froze again and I had the same error. I can restart my computer a million times, and the SSD will never be found. If I shut down completely, and then immediately turn back on, I can get into Windows just fine. I ran a chkdsk and after a while it restarted with no messages, so I assume that means the drive is fine. Now I am completely stumped.

Any ideas what the problem could be? I am hopeful that it is fixed now, maybe the unexpected shut down caused a problem that will be resolved once I leave it shut down, but on the off chance that it is still acting up when I wake up in the morning, I would appreciate any suggestions.

The SSD is a Crucial M4 128GB, I have had it without any issues for 18 months now.
post #2 of 7
I had similar problems with my Crucial M4 64GB and scrapped it for a Samsung 840 Series 120GB works like a charm

Make sure the sata connections are connected well, other than that i got no advice
post #3 of 7
thats the way my vertex 2 died. you can try disconecting the drive for maybe 2hours but it did not work for me.
post #4 of 7
What firmware rev do you have on the drive? Some revisions have a bug causing random reboots.
    
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Brief update:

After leaving my computer shut down for about 9 hours overnight, I was able to select my SSD from the BIOS for boot order again, which I was unable to do last night. I checked the firmware and I was way out of date. Still running 0009 so I downloaded the ISO updater from Crucial and just updated to version 070H.

I'm at work now, so I have to stay booted into Linux, but I'll download Crystal Disk Info when I get off and check the SMART stuff, see if anything stands out, but I'm hoping it will be fixed with the Revision update
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Just to check the old stand by's - did you try another SATA cable / power cable? Reseat them?
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Brief update:

After leaving my computer shut down for about 9 hours overnight, I was able to select my SSD from the BIOS for boot order again, which I was unable to do last night. I checked the firmware and I was way out of date. Still running 0009 so I downloaded the ISO updater from Crucial and just updated to version 070H.

I'm at work now, so I have to stay booted into Linux, but I'll download Crystal Disk Info when I get off and check the SMART stuff, see if anything stands out, but I'm hoping it will be fixed with the Revision update
Wow, yes that firmware is really old. It had a bug which caused the system to crash a lot once the on time for the drive hit ~5200hrs. You shouldn't have any more issues.
    
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