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Corsair Force Series 120GB v1.3.3 bad with Windows 7 & 8


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I never had issues with the SSD after reinstalling Windows 7 around Mar 2012 last year. In Nov 2012 I started getting sudden BSODs and tried to upgrade the firmware to v5.0x. However I was not successful as the firmware tool is unable to detect the drive when I changed the SATA controller to AHCI and hence left it as IDE.


Just 2 days back I upgraded to Windows 8 and the next day I get DPC_WATCHDOG_VIOLATION. Thereafter, automatic repairs kicked in and system restore was done too but I am unable to start up windows.


Is there anyway to upgrade the firmware using another laptop?

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Yes search for how to make a Windows Live CD/DVD and boot the system with that then update the firmware. Or add it to another system as a second drive. Just make sure it is running in AHCI mode or it will never do the update.
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