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After several reboot attempts I got W7 to run but can't get on some common websites without seeing a warning from BD about not having the proper security certificate for this site. This also applies to my Email server.


POP Verizon. I have been suspecting my SST Drive or could it just be BD total security?


Just reinstalled BD and all is ok now.


Would like to find the answer?????????????

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  • Captain Obvious
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    After several reboot attempts I got W7 to run but can't get on some common websites without seeing a warning from BD about not having the proper security certificate for this site. This also applies to my Email server.


    POP Verizon. I have been suspecting my SST Drive or could it just be BD total security?


    Just reinstalled BD and all is ok now.


    Would like to find the answer?????????????


    LOL. You're using Verizon as your email provider? Then of course they aren't going to have proper security certificates, or have you not heard of the Snowden/NSA Scandal? Verizon's been giving out your info left and right.

  • LOL. You're using Verizon as your email provider? Then of course they aren't going to have proper security certificates, or have you not heard of the Snowden/NSA Scandal? Verizon's been giving out your info left and right.


    Captain Obvious, I am not too concerned about what the government/NSA does with my emails, probably would put them asleep. Verizon is my IP along with their over priced TV and phone bundle.


    I am more concerned what causes my PC issues.


    Thanks for showing me the diagram in the other thread, by looking at it it makes sense that the SST wouldn't be affected by a 100% CPU usage.


    It may just be a coincident that it all started the same day my son for some unknown reason got on my PC and downloaded a stress test that he forgot to terminate before he left my house. It ran for several hours and there after the PC was all jacked up.


    I think I had a redirect virus but the AV couldn't find anything. I finally gave up and reloaded the OS.


    After reloading the OS several time since December and different issues showing up after the PC runs great for a week or two I am now thinking it could be a problem with the SST drive.


    Why all of a sudden BD complains about not having the Certificates, and after reinstalling BD the problem is gone????


    The crash after hibernation issue went away post earlier OS reinstall, but now the SST drive will not boot unless I pick it in the bios boot menu. Than the Cert issue??????


    I now have a RMA from Samsung and will send the SST back for an exchange.

  • Captain Obvious
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    Captain Obvious, I am not too concerned about what the government/NSA does with my emails, probably would put them asleep. Verizon is my IP along with their over priced TV and phone bundle.


    <img class=" /> Awesome post. Sorry for the digression, but you see Verizon is also my cell phone service provider (due to the fact that I get a 50% discount through my employer). So understand that whenever I make a comment about Verizon, it tends to be negative (as I'm a customer myself). As for my previous comment, I was being slightly sarcastic. ;)


    I am more concerned what causes my PC issues.


    Thanks for showing me the diagram in the other thread, by looking at it it makes sense that the SST wouldn't be affected by a 100% CPU usage.


    It may just be a coincident that it all started the same day my son for some unknown reason got on my PC and downloaded a stress test that he forgot to terminate before he left my house. It ran for several hours and there after the PC was all jacked up.


    I think I had a redirect virus but the AV couldn't find anything. I finally gave up and reloaded the OS.


    Though while it's true that traditional hard disks were pretty darn susceptible to heat, this is actually not the case for SSDs. See, had you a hard disk, and even though it isn't attached to the CPU; if your computer generated enough heat (say in excess of 160 degrees Fahrenheit) it's possible that the hard disc could be damaged as well (as the platter is coated with a thin film of ferromagnetic material).


    SSDs on the other hand, are circuit integrated blocks of memory. They use very little power, and generate almost no heat. Nor are they very susceptible to heat. In fact, most SSDs don't even have heat sinks. They are also very durable, and they can even withstand vibrations in excess of 2,000Hz (though I'm sure the last thing you'll be doing during an earthquake is using your computer).


    After reloading the OS several time since December and different issues showing up after the PC runs great for a week or two I am now thinking it could be a problem with the SST drive.


    Why all of a sudden BD complains about not having the Certificates, and after reinstalling BD the problem is gone????


    The crash after hibernation issue went away post earlier OS reinstall, but now the SST drive will not boot unless I pick it in the bios boot menu. Than the Cert issue??????


    I now have a RMA from Samsung and will send the SST back for an exchange.


    Well, it's a good that Samsung will exchange your SSD for you. I hope that solves the problem. But this quote still bothers me:


    After reloading the OS several time since December and different issues showing up after the PC runs great for a week or two


    Why would the SSD work great for a week or two, THEN start having problems? One would assume it either works, or it doesn't. But alas, this is where the scope of my knowledge reaches its limit. See, I'm taking the Software branch of Computer Engineering. My knowledge of hardware is limited to the very basics of information I read from my textbook. :rolleyes:


    My point being this: Since you said it worked great for a weak or two THEN started having problem, could it be the possibility of a Trojan or some other form of malware? See, when you say you "reloaded" the OS, I'm assuming you meant reformat? It that's the case, I'm also going to assume you backed up your data. It could very well be that some sort of Malware is hiding in your backup files, but you said Bitdefender doesn't come up with anything after a scan. That's surprising, considering Bitdefender has the highest detection rate out there:


    http://www.av-test.org/no_cache/en/tests/t...rt_no%5D=133194


    http://www.av-comparatives.org/wp-content/...t_201309_en.pdf


    If you wanted to double check, you could always try an offline scan (An offline scan means you scan your hard drive from a flash drive loaded from the BIOS before you boot your OS.) Though this is just an optional recommendation as setting these up take time. Still, if you're interested, two good offline scanners are Bitdefender's own:


    http://www.bitdefender.com/support/How-to-...cue-CD-627.html


    and Microsoft's Windows Defender Offline:


    http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows...efender-offline


    Just make sure you have a BLANK USB drive (or at least one that doesn't have important data on it) as these programs will format the USB sticks you install these to.


    Hope I helped. If you need anymore help, feel free to post back. :)

  • Nofish
    edited March 2014
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    Thanks for your reply, don't have much time right now and will follow up maybe tomorrow tomorrow.


    I am getting a little fussy with all the stuff I have tried but yes I reformatted the SSt twice. The last time I installed the OS I made incremental System Repair and System image Disk as I installed additional programs I repeated making more Repair and System disk.


    I did boot up with a Microsoft Malicious Software Removal Tool "security Scan KB2916641" They come out with this every 2nd Tuesday of the month.


    I will try the BDs offline scan as you recommended


    Thanks

  • Nofish
    edited March 2014
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    Scanned with Windows Defender MSSTOOL 64.EXE That was downloaded from MS website and placed on a Disk. The computer was booted up with that disk and the Scan started by itself in quick scan mode and terminated with a Blue Screen part of the way through.


    I restarted with MSSTOOL 64 and the scan completed without anything to report.


    Than I did a full scan and after it finished again nothing found.


    The issues at this time are:


    Boot-up: SST Drive has to be selected from the boot menu it is the first HDD on the list.


    Used it to do my Turbo Tax yesterday and it didn't want to read the 2012 copy from a Compact Flash, finally got it to read once.


    It didn't want to save the Tax return on a CF card but finally got it copied to a Flash Drive.


    Later on it didn't want to read it from the same drive.


    During the time I used Turbo Tax it slowed way down many times and the cursor turned into a "I" almost not visible.


    Got Stuck and had to reboot several times.


    I will send the SST drive back to Samsung first thing Monday.


    A little more background on the same computer, I can exchange the hard drive that also has windows 7 64 loaded, it's a older drive that I replaced with the newer and faster SST Drive.


    With the old drive in place the computer runs fine but had some update issues. So in my opinion the computer hardware doesn't have a problem. I am presently writing this on it.


    Any opinion welcome.

  • Nofish
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    I received the new SSt Drive today and installed it with a backup from 3 weeks ago. So far everything works and the computer is fast again. I did have one brief slowdown were the event log showed one error: with the \Device\Video 5. I have no clue.


    The devise manager showed no issues. The Driver for the video card is up to date.

  • Captain Obvious
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    I received the new SSt Drive today and installed it with a backup from 3 weeks ago. So far everything works and the computer is fast again. I did have one brief slowdown were the event log showed one error: with the \Device\Video 5. I have no clue.


    The devise manager showed no issues. The Driver for the video card is up to date.


    Glad to see this works again! :) I know how frustrating it can be when trying a lot of things doesn't fix a specific problem. Well, the only other thing I would recommend is running a full System Scan to make sure malware wasn't left behind in the backup (just in case).

  • Nofish
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    Hi. Which websites? can you provide at least one example? That web server might only have a self signed certificate. smile2.png


    Jimmyghd,


    It was also my homepage " http://my.msn.com/ " that I remember the certificate request coming up with BD. Since I installed the replacement SSD drive all my problems went away.