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WDOSX Win32 subsystem, what are you trying to do, flash the disk from a Win32 dos shell, good way to brick the drive for sure!
Flash from pure MS-DOS mode
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WDOSX Win32 subsystem, what are you trying to do, flash the disk from a Win32 dos shell, good way to brick the drive for sure!
Flash from pure MS-DOS mode

That is the ISO Samsung provided. it won't flash in the windows ultitiy or the provided iso.
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Hmm, it makes no sense to me.
The fault occured in kernel32.dll
Either Samsung is crazy or you are doing something strange, DOS is 16-bit only.

Have you downloaded the ISO for 840 EVO from here named: "Samsung_SSD_840_EVO_EXT0DB6Q.iso"
Burned that ISO to a CD and then rebooted your computer selecting the CD as the bootable device from the BIOS?
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Hmm, it makes no sense to me.
The fault occured in kernel32.dll
Either Samsung is crazy or you are doing something strange, DOS is 16-bit only.

Have you downloaded the ISO for 840 EVO from here named: "Samsung_SSD_840_EVO_EXT0DB6Q.iso"
Burned that ISO to a CD and then rebooted your computer selecting the CD as the bootable device from the BIOS?

Yes, i burned that specific ISO file to a CD and rebooted. i even tried to "Burning" it to a USB thumb drive, same exact result. then i tried the Samsung magician windows utility and it won't flash either.
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What I had to do for my 850 EVO is to completely uninstall AMD's SATA drivers (amd_sata) and when using msahci (Microsoft's driver) install the firmware.
Once installed, I then installed AMD's SATA drivers. That was the only way it worked for me. I'm maybe looking at this wrong but I had a similar problem and that was the solution for me.
    
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can you update it in an Intel system?

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Hmm, it makes no sense to me.
The fault occured in kernel32.dll
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Yes, i burned that specific ISO file to a CD and rebooted. i even tried to "Burning" it to a USB thumb drive, same exact result. then i tried the Samsung magician windows utility and it won't flash either.
Hmm that is very strange, I looked into what Samsung is using for their bootable ISO.
It's FreeCOM DOS version 0.82 pl 3 XMS_SWAP
http://sourceforge.net/projects/freedos/files/FreeCOM/

With FreeDOS kernel 2039 compiled from SVN version r1500
http://sourceforge.net/projects/freedos/files/Kernel/

These are not the latest versions so might be useful to attemp an update.
But first try disabling AHCI/RAID mode in the BIOS so your disk will be in legacy IDE mode before booting from the ISO, that can usually fix crashes like these.
You could also as suggested try to flash using another computer.
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Hmm that is very strange, I looked into what Samsung is using for their bootable ISO.
It's FreeCOM DOS version 0.82 pl 3 XMS_SWAP
http://sourceforge.net/projects/freedos/files/FreeCOM/

With FreeDOS kernel 2039 compiled from SVN version r1500
http://sourceforge.net/projects/freedos/files/Kernel/

These are not the latest versions so might be useful to attemp an update.
But first try disabling AHCI/RAID mode in the BIOS so your disk will be in legacy IDE mode before booting from the ISO, that can usually fix crashes like these.
You could also as suggested try to flash using another computer.

DOH doh.gif Why didn't I think of that? Will give both ideas a try!
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