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I have a 120GB INTEL X25-M SSD as the main drive which boots windows 7 (about 2 months old). Recently my pc would hang randomly and boot only in repair mode. No automatic repair or recovery image would fix it. It will only boot if I used the bootrec.exe /fixmbr command in repair mode. This has happened already 3 times. I checked the drive for errors but it is healthy.

Is this normal? Do I need to return it?

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Is there anything being recorded in the event log? – Zian Choy May 14 '11 at 19:10
@ZianChoy, nothing except the event for the hang – iKarampa May 14 '11 at 19:49

Based on the suggestions from and since your drive worked fine for 2 months, I suggest:

  1. Try wiping the disk with HDDErase ("for best results, connect it to the first sata port (sata0/port0), then go into the bios and set the sata controller to ide mode. if there is an additional 'enhanced/compatible' setting, set it to compatible.")
  2. Get a replacement drive if #1 fails.
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I will give it a go and keep you updated. – iKarampa May 18 '11 at 8:14

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