I’ve had these problems from the first day I installed the SSD to my laptop (Medion Erazer X6817, I think it has HM67 chipset).
Sometimes it freezes during boot and hangs on the “starting windows” logo. Sometimes BSOD 0x5c etc, and some other neat things. The SSD seems fine on usb enclosure (shows up in Win7 recovery mode). So I think that the problem is on the first sectors of the SSD. I’m not a pro so correct any mistakes if I say any.
Is there any known compatibility issues with the SSD and my chipset? I’ve installed Win7 in AHCI mode and I’ve never changed that. Normally the SSD has booted after a few tries but now it hasn’t. I’m thinking of secure erasing it via Linux live-distribution but that is the last option.
Any advice would be neat.
Also, could there be any specific BIOS settings that could interfere with the startup/cause the hangs?