10-17-2013 06:32 AM
I bought a Crucial M4 (Crucial m4 512GB 2.5-Inch (9.5mm) SATA 6Gb/s Solid State Drive CT512M4SSD2) in May. My machine started to be unresponsive last week. Then, my windows profile was corrupted. I started copying files from the profile to a new profile and started getting disk errors. Some of my files were corrupted. I looked in the event log and found many "The device, \Device\Harddisk0\DR0, has a bad block.". There were over 2,000 of those errors in the event log in a 30 minute time span. I ran chkdsk /f, which found no errors. I ran the BIOS diagnostic tools provided by Dell, which came back with "Error Code 0142, Self Test Unsuccessful". Upon further research, that error means the drive needs to be replaced.
I am running the latest firmware.
Is there anything else I can try? Has anyone had any luck with the Crucial warranty?
10-17-2013 07:31 AM
You could try checking SMART data of the drive using CrystalDiskInfo tool, just be careful to deny any permission to install the ads during setup. If you would like that you could post this data or screenshot, just hide drive's serial number