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    TRIM update hosed my Windows 7 install

    georgewillow

      Just did the firmware update and it hosed my Windows 7 installation.  The updater showed a successful firware update.  Initially the computer booted just fine, but once I was within Windows it installed some drivers and asked for a reboot.  That's when the trouble started.  Now the drive won't boot Windows 7 anymore.  I don't know if it's a Dell problem or Intel problem. The Dell BIOS claims a SMART error. I have a Dell XPS 8000.

        • 1. Re: TRIM update hosed my Windows 7 install
          Rohirm

          Same here! I have Windows 7 Ultimate x64. Windows asked me to restart and after that it stopped working and serial number is BAD_CTX.

          I googled about it and some people got it working with hdderase. I am still hoping there is a way to fix this without loosing all the data.. but that might be too much to hope for.

           

          I tried to update the firmware again, but the tool says it is already updated. Is there a way to "update" it back to the old 2CV102G9 firmware? If that helps..

           

          Where can I get the old firmware?

           

          I hope Intel can answer is my SSD dead for good or is there a way to get it work again?

           

           

          My computer is not a "brand computer", it is a home build one. Q6600, ASUS P5B etc. Windows is installed with AHCI, I updated the firmware in IDE mode and changed it back to AHCI after update.

           

          Message was edited by: Rohirm

          • 2. Re: TRIM update hosed my Windows 7 install
            pwx

            I have the same problem. I have a Asus P5E, The X25-M80G2  is on sata port 2, IDE, legacy mode, After the flash i have a S.M.A.R.T failure. I tried to update the firmware again. But the tool says it is already updated. I have Ubuntu 9.10 and W7 RC installed on the disk.

             

            I can sea the disk on a other system whit W7 on it. I can't create a partition or delete one  Is there any solution?

            • 3. Re: TRIM update hosed my Windows 7 install
              ambizytl

              I don't know what you guys did, but I installed the new firmware on Windows 7 64-bit and had to restart but no problem here. I even restarted again on my own after reading this post. I reset the BIOS back to AHCI after the firmware update before going to desktop. I did the firmware update on both X25-M G2 160GB and X25-M G2 80GB drives.

              • 4. Re: TRIM update hosed my Windows 7 install
                Houdini7

                DITTO!

                Same problem as the OP!

                 

                 

                The updater showed a successful firware update.

                The computer re-booted just fine once.

                Once within Windows, it installed some drivers and asked for a reboot.

                Upon reboot, 50 Disk Errors were reported

                Windows marked those file segments as bad

                Rebooted

                Disk Read Error!

                System is now DOA

                 

                EVGA x58 Classified

                Win 7 64

                Intel x25-M SATA: 0

                • 5. Re: TRIM update hosed my Windows 7 install
                  sjm817

                  Stinks that some people are having troubles.  Hopefully, the reason can be found.  Mine went fine.  Win7 did ask for a reboot after the upgrade.  No errors after.the reboot.

                  • 6. Re: TRIM update hosed my Windows 7 install
                    ambizytl

                    I didn't have a problem either. I don't know what drivers they say were installed, haven't found anything different.

                    • 7. Re: TRIM update hosed my Windows 7 install
                      georgewillow

                      My Dell is a P55 Core i5 system if it matters.  I had no special SATA drivers installed, just the ones that Windows 7 installed. It was running in ATA mode, RAID was disabled.

                      • 8. Re: TRIM update hosed my Windows 7 install
                        ambizytl

                        I think this may be an issue with Dell, which I would never buy. Try calling Dell for support, just keep the aspirin bottle handy.

                         

                        I installed the firmware in non-AHCI mode, no RAID or AHCI and it went smoothly. I have just the Microsoft drivers in Windows 7 64-bit. I followed the instructions for making the firmware CD.

                        • 9. Re: TRIM update hosed my Windows 7 install
                          georgewillow

                          Don't think it's a Dell issue.  There are 2 other reports here of the same problem with different hardware.

                          • 10. Re: TRIM update hosed my Windows 7 install
                            Shade

                            I am experiencing the same behavior as the OP. I ran the firmware update and it reported success. I rebooted, Windows7 installed some drivers, and requested to reboot, which I did. When I reboot, the computer will POST, but then I am presented with a screen that reads the following:

                             

                            A disk read error has occurred. Press CTRL-ALT-DELETE to reboot.

                             

                            This is an 80GB X25-M G2 on a Gateway laptop (P-6860FX). The drive had been running Windows 7 Professional x64 since last Friday without issue. When I disconnect the SSD, I am at least able to boot into my old Vista drive.

                             

                            Please advise!

                            • 11. Re: TRIM update hosed my Windows 7 install
                              ambizytl

                              What drivers did it install? I keep reading about drivers being installed but I didn't see any after updating firmware. So why do you say drivers were installed?

                               

                              I built my own computer so no Dell or Gateway here.

                              • 12. Re: TRIM update hosed my Windows 7 install
                                georgewillow

                                Upon rebooting into Windows 7, Windows began installing new drivers automatically.  Don't know what it was installing, but it requested a reboot when it was done and poof!  I get SMART errors in the BIOS screen at posting.  I tried to reformat and install Windows again, but the Windows installer could recognize the SMART errors and said I couldn't install Windows on a drive that had potential errors.  It's not a Dell or Gateway issue.  There is a guy with an ASUS MB and one with an EVGA MB with the same problems.

                                • 13. Re: TRIM update hosed my Windows 7 install
                                  weuntouchable

                                  My Windows 7 Install appears to be hosed too.  And this is not a Dell issue as I have a custom built PC.  Exact same issue as the other people who had the problem:  Firmware updates, Windows Reboots and installs something, and then errors or a black screen after reboot.  The errors occur when I disable my raid array again, the black screen occurs with the Raid array enabled.

                                   

                                  Can anyone who is having the problem get the drive to initialize?  When I try to repair or reinstall Windows 7 it just hangs after selecting a language and the option to install or repair.  I booted my computer with a Live Linux Disc and it sees the drive, but it can't access it at all.  The only thing on the SSD was my OS and program files so I don't have a problem re-installing but that doesn't seem to be an option.

                                   

                                  I think Intel may have a few RMAs on their hands in the near future.

                                  • 14. Re: TRIM update hosed my Windows 7 install
                                    ambizytl

                                    All you guys with commercial computers having problems, and me with my home-built computer having all go smoothly. The motherboard isn't likely to be a problem, but BIOS setting might be. I still don't knpw why you say it installed drivers when you don't know what drivers were installed. After the firmware update, my computer rebooted but I don't know why or what transpired. After you updated the firmware, did you reset the BIOS to AHCI before going to desktop? And set your computer to boot from Hard Drive?

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