Benching Team Leader Super Moderator
- Dec 19, 2012
The other night I was trying to install xP on my crossblade. Everything went fine untill I was installing drivers and I got a blue screen. After that I couldn't get XP to load. Right when windows was about to start another blue screen. So i decided I would re-install thinking driver corruption. After that any time after partition selection I'd get blue screens or HDD errors saying it was corrupt. I'd also get media errors. i was at it for a while. I swapped data cables and power cables and still the same result. I ended up quitting out of frustration. Next day I decided to use IDE mode thinking maybe the slipped drivers weren't quite right for this board. Everything went beautifully. I had XP installed, drivers done and trying some FSB OC to get the iGP up to par. Shut down for supper and when I went to restart the PC, I heard this sizzling/popping noise and that's when I saw the smoke. I use a bench and the SSD was just sitting on my desk which was blackened from the fire. The SATA power plug was melted right to the SSD. I pulled it apart, cleaned it up and tried it in a different plug but the SSD is done. Typically this is caused from loose connections but I KNOW they were tight . It was part of my problem solving. It was even a new cable. Then I remembered I was having issue with this drive with similar circumstances on and off for the last couple months. In my opinion there was something wrong with it not the connector.