Hang ---> corruption


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While playing audio, using either WMP or MPC, the system may hang, with a reboot the only option. This can occur after just minutes, or hours.

It's then evident that the NTFS is corrupt on both the SATA drive (Win 8) and an SSD drive (W7) - all partitions. CHKDSK /f fires up.

Otherwise the O/S runs as well as one might expect for a beta. Event viewer gives no clue to the problem.

The processor is a capable 2600K, latest drivers. W7, using exactly the same soft/hardware is problem free.


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Just some speculation here, but we've seen issues with SSD's (in Win7). that have either outdated firmware and/or outdated storage controller drivers. I'd have to wonder if this is the case with the default installation of Win8 (outdated storage drivers).

Here's a copy of my suggestions for SSD's on Win7. Please note the discussion about storage controller drivers and the issues with some of them:
We've seen a number of BSOD issues with SSD's. Here's the information that I've compiled so far:
There's not a whole bunch available to test SSD's. The "easiest" test is to remove the SSD, install a platter-based hard drive, install Windows and test for stability that way.

Here's some suggestions:
- Update the SSD's firmware to the latest available version (VERY IMPORTANT!!!)
- Update the motherboard controllers drivers to the latest available version from the controller manufacturer (NOT the mobo manufacturer unless you can't find any on the controller manufacturer's website)
- Slow the memory (RAM) down to the next slower speed (I've only seen one person who claimed that this worked for them).
- Use any manufacturer's utilities that you may have. If you don't have any, then try this free one (I haven't used it myself): Crystal Dew World
- Update chipset and storage controller drivers to the latest available from the manufacturer of the device (not the manufacturer of the motherboard). Be sure to update ALL controllers on the motherboard!
....NOTE: Recently (Nov 2011) we had BSOD issues with the Marvell 91xx controller and an SSD. You may have to switch controllers also.
- Replace the SSD with a platter based hard drive and see if that stops the BSOD's. If it does, then it's likely that there's a problem with the SSD OR an incompatibility with your system.
It's my opinion that SSD's aren't reliable enough (with current hardware) to be used on a system that needs to work reliably. Until I see reliability I will not recommend, nor will I use, SSD's for critical applications.
06 Dec 2011 - This post tends to confirm issues with certain SSD chipsets and certain controllers - [SOLVED] cant find the cause of BSOD F4 - Tech Support Forum
29 May 2012 - The frequency of BSOD's with SSD's seems to have been decreasing over the last several months. It may be approaching time to re-evaluate my stand on their suitability for use in production systems.
Another option (if you're an MSDN/TechNet subscriber) is to install the RTM version when it's released to subscribers in the very near future. I'd expect that the driver packages for Win8 would have been updated by that point in time.

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