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Old May 1, 2013, 01:37 PM
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First things first.

Token Restore and Adv Token Manager
Token Restore: Your windows activation backup and restore solution
Josh Cell Softwares: Advanced Tokens Manager - The Activation Backup Solution

run BOTH. Save both OFF the drive ASAP.

This will not only give your windows key...but when you reinstall it on the SAME wont have to re-intilize it....just run either and restore your tokens (sometimes only 1 or the other will work...but only run ONE. and only run the other if the first doesnt work) ;)

If you need a new copy of the OS...either phone Windows and for a couple bucks they will send you a new CD...or you can search for Digital River links to your OS. You own a legit SN so I personaly see nothing wrong with doing this...BUT YMMV as it not 100% legit to do so.

IF you want to clone the drive. Use acronis and make a '.tib' file....and store if OFF the drive.

Next. Download and install the latest firmware and / or make sure you are using it. It fixed some of the issues which can cause the problem you are having. IF you are running the latest. Move on to the next step. If you are not....give it a week and see if the problem re-appears. In either case....

Next. Phone OCZ. See if you have any warranty left. IF you do...RMA it. Your drive is mostly dead....and temporarily bricking itself was a known issue with the SF1200 controller series. IE the dreaded "sandforce cold start bug". BUT it was mostly fixed via you may just have lucked out. The firmware fixed the cold start bug after after sleep mode problem.

IF it happens again, the best way to 'unstick' unplug it and leave it on a shelf for 24hrs. THEN plug it back in. Sometimes this works. Sometimes its dead-dead and no long just 'mostly dead'. Either way...backup your data ASAP...and start thinking about replacing it.
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