Occasional Boot Device not Found, SSD Failing?



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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%.


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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.
Steve R Jones

Steve R Jones

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..