My PC hard-crashed this evening, and when I booted it back up, I received the following message immediately after the initial BIOS loadup -
"a disk read error occurred. Press Ctrl+Alt+Del to restart".
I went back into the BIOS to make sure my boot drive (A Kingston 64GB SSDNOW) was recognized - it was, and it was set as the first (and only) boot device.
I decided to try a simple test and switched around all my SATA connections on my motherboard to different spots. Then, when I rebooted my computer, I don't even get that error message - it goes past the BIOS straight to a black screen and hung there. This occurred for several reboots in a row, until I just tried it again after typing this and it's back to the "a disk read error occured" error message.
So my question is - is there something wrong with my hard drive, my hard drive cable (easier to diagnose), or is it just my windows installation? Should I bother trying to reinstall windows and testing it out, or should I just go get a new SSD?
Thanks guys! You are, as usual, the best.