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So I've been having a few issues with my system for the past few weeks. Windows occasionally freezes or I get a BSOD, I'm thinking it's the hard drive but I can't say for sure.

This is my secondary storage device for games, Downloads and whatnot, windows is installed on my SSD.
The drive is less than 1 year old.

Sometimes when I start the rig up, at the drive detection part of the post cycle, it will hang on the the HDD for a few seconds and then say "SMART failed to initialize", then it will continue to boot but then hang at the windows loading screen.
I also get a "Device couldn't be accessed" error occasionally when loading windows, but a quick restart makes it boot fine again.
Thumbnails and files take a little longer to load then normal.
It was working fine until I did a clean reinstall of win 8.1.

The weird thing is it only does this every now and then, I ran a extended smart test on both drives but they check out fine. I switched it to a different sata port last week and it was working fine up till this morning when I started the system.

My mobo is a Gigabyte GA-X58A-OC and I've tried the drive on both the ICH10R sata II and the Marvell 9182 Sata III ports.

I didn't try using a different cable yet, but I will do that when it acts up again.

Any suggestions would be appreciated.

Edit: I updated the chipset drivers to Ver. 10.0.27 and it's seems to be doing okay for now, but time will tell if it actually did anything.
Edited by DR4G00N - 10/24/15 at 8:27am
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Try the cable first , I had the same problem just recently , I don´t know how but my cable was just a bit loose, also you can try plugging it in to another sata port.to rule that out.
edit ; , just saw your edit .hopefully it´s sorted.
Edited by mr soft - 10/24/15 at 10:35am
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Well I guess updating the .INF files fixed it since it hasn't given me a single problem since I updated it. biggrin.gif
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