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  1. #1
    Join Date
    Nov 2003
    Richmond, BC, CAN

    Occasional Boot Device not Found, SSD Failing?

    I just returned home after a 2month trip away. My computer was unplugged from the wall while I left. When I am at home my computer is left on 24/7, I rarely turn it off.

    I plugged it back into the UPS and fire it up, no problems. About a hour later, I noticed my computer had restarted, but was stuck at BIOS saying no BOOT device/OS was found. I went into BIOS and low and behold, my SSD was missing. I turned the computer off, powered it back up, and voila, the SSD was there.

    This has now happened almost 3 times since I've been back home (I've been home for 2.5 days now). Could my SSD be failing?

    I have a OCZ-Vertex SSD (yes it's old), which was once already RMA'd by OCZ in Nov 2010 (good luck getting that done now :P)

    I've run SSDlife Free and it shows my health being at 98%.

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Mar 2000
    If not done so already,
    Test with another SATA data and power cable.
    "I know nothing."

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Oct 2012
    I would suggest we also try the followings:
    1. remove the Bios battery for a few minutes, or replace a new one if available, reseat the Bios default.
    2. reseat the data cable as well.

    Hope this helps.
    Tech Manager, WPTinc.

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Oct 2000
    Dallas, Tx.
    Ditto to replacing the CMOS battery. I have a matching pair of Dells in the office where the boot order changes.... It's generally pretty cold in the office in the mornings and the batteries were in the 5+ year old category..
    "Vegetarians live up to nine years longer than the rest of us...Nine horrible, worthless, baconless years."

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