I was watching hbo go, when my computer locked up. I performed a hard reboot on the computer but then everything went awry
I am using a sandisk ultra plus 128gb ssd drive for my os (windows 8 pro 64), and have 2 spindle drives for everything else. My ssd is recognized by the bios, but just hangs on the windows loading screen. I attempt to put my windows dvd in to reinstall or repair, and it hangs as well. So i tested it by switching sata ports, setting the bios between ide/ahci, nothing.
The only way i can get the windows dvd to work is to physically unplug the ssd all together. While the ssd is plugged in, it freezes everything at windows startup screen (both boot from ssd and dvd).
Tried hot swapping, switching cables, ports, bios settings, everything. While recognized by the bios, it cause my entire system to hang.
Is the drive dead? I only had it since april 2013.