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SSDs Losing MFT?

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    Windows 8.1 Pro x64 / Windows 7 x64

    SSDs Losing MFT?


    OK, so on two different Windows 8 machines, that are clean installed probably every 3-4 months or so, I had both SSDs lose their MFT in the same week.

    I saw they lose their MFT but that's a guess. Both systems just randomly stopped booting one day. One of them worked fine. I powered it off, and then it wouldn't boot again. I attempted repairs in Command Prompt from a bootable USB and the Windows 8 partitions both showed up as RAW. Since it says RAW, I believe there is little I can do to fix this.

    Why is this happening? What can I do to prevent it? For one of the systems, I back up the SSD weekly with an Acronis True Image schedule. So I was able to restore it easily. The other system doesn't have anything that isn't on the cloud so no biggie.

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  2. #2


    Forever West
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    WinVista, Win7, Win8.1, Win10, Mac OS X 10.10, Linux Mint 17.1


    Google Search found some pages about converting/restoring HDDs from RAW to NTFS, should find help there:
    https://www.google.com/search?site=&....0.R2ladeaDh2Y
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