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I have a core i3 with an ocz vertex 2 ssd that's driving me nuts.

Sometimes, at random (one in 10 boots), 30 seconds after the boot, the desktop freezes.

What's interesting is that if I turn it off, it freezes again (safe mode included): the only way to make it work again is to wait 20 minutes. After it's un frozen, it works again.

What's going on??

edit: I forgot to say that I can move around the mouse cursor, just nothing happens for 20 minutes (no, ctrl-alt-canc doesn't work)

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Have you tested the RAM? –  ekaj Dec 3 '12 at 8:01
    
No, I didn't test –  Magnetic_dud Dec 3 '12 at 8:10
    
Run memtest to see if it is a RAM problem. –  ekaj Dec 3 '12 at 8:16
    
OCZ drives are really not recommend. My Samsung SSD 830 works fantastic. So best is to replace the ocz SSD. –  magicandre1981 Dec 3 '12 at 14:03
    
Changed with an HDD and now it works much better - weird –  Magnetic_dud Jan 10 '13 at 11:00
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I had this exact issue with that drive and it was faulty. After I had it replaced all problems went away. Basically what it came down to was when windows tried writing to a certain sector the drive stopped responding leading to a system crash.

Had the drive replaced and everything works just fine. Try booting a Linux Live-CD and test the drive.

I´d suggest you report the drive broken if you still have warranty left on it.

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I replaced the drive with another ocz vertex 2 ssd and i was having the same problems (even on a clean install!). I replaced it again with an old 160gb magnetic hdd, and now it works fine. –  Magnetic_dud Jan 10 '13 at 10:59
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