Sudden notification of bootup and shutdown warnings


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Win 7 prof, 24 gig ram, Asus motherboard and several hard drives, regular WDs and 2 SSD. Everything has been fine for months.

Tonight I closed out of all programs, went away and when I came back there was a strange notification that said my Plextor SSD (which is my drive C) is failing and I should backup immediately. The notification said it came from Plextor Asia and the print was blue, but not clickable.

I then looked at my event log and discovered that at least since 2/5/2013, I've gotten warnings pretty much every day about Boot Performance Monitoring (event ID 100) and Shutdown Performance Monitoring (event ID 200). There are almost no other errors listed. My memory suggests that the disk was installed around February of 2013.

An Example
Log Name: Microsoft-Windows-Diagnostics-Performance/Operational
Source: Microsoft-Windows-Diagnostics-Performance
Date: 5/3/2014 12:57:28 PM
Event ID: 100
Task Category: Boot Performance Monitoring
Level: Warning
Keywords: Event Log
Computer: mg-PC
Windows has started up:
Boot Duration : 36754ms
IsDegradation : false
Incident Time (UTC) : ‎2014‎-‎05‎-‎03T16:28:11.687200400Z
Event Xml:
<Event xmlns="">
<Provider Name="Microsoft-Windows-Diagnostics-Performance" Guid="{CFC18EC0-96B1-4EBA-961B-622CAEE05B0A}" />
<TimeCreated SystemTime="2014-05-03T16:57:28.840724200Z" />
<Correlation ActivityID="{03F14C58-F800-0003-45BB-F1ACEC66CF01}" />
<Execution ProcessID="1444" ThreadID="3928" />
<Security UserID="S-1-5-19" />
<Data Name="BootTsVersion">2</Data>
<Data Name="BootStartTime">2014-05-03T16:28:11.687200400Z</Data>
<Data Name="BootEndTime">2014-05-03T16:57:26.105567700Z</Data>
<Data Name="SystemBootInstance">707</Data>
<Data Name="UserBootInstance">702</Data>
<Data Name="BootTime">36754</Data>
<Data Name="MainPathBootTime">17654</Data>
<Data Name="BootKernelInitTime">20</Data>
<Data Name="BootDriverInitTime">503</Data>
<Data Name="BootDevicesInitTime">2702</Data>
<Data Name="BootPrefetchInitTime">0</Data>
<Data Name="BootPrefetchBytes">0</Data>
<Data Name="BootAutoChkTime">0</Data>
<Data Name="BootSmssInitTime">9347</Data>
<Data Name="BootCriticalServicesInitTime">280</Data>
<Data Name="BootUserProfileProcessingTime">628</Data>
<Data Name="BootMachineProfileProcessingTime">0</Data>
<Data Name="BootExplorerInitTime">2613</Data>
<Data Name="BootNumStartupApps">21</Data>
<Data Name="BootPostBootTime">19100</Data>
<Data Name="BootIsRebootAfterInstall">false</Data>
<Data Name="BootRootCauseStepImprovementBits">0</Data>
<Data Name="BootRootCauseGradualImprovementBits">0</Data>
<Data Name="BootRootCauseStepDegradationBits">0</Data>
<Data Name="BootRootCauseGradualDegradationBits">0</Data>
<Data Name="BootIsDegradation">false</Data>
<Data Name="BootIsStepDegradation">false</Data>
<Data Name="BootIsGradualDegradation">false</Data>
<Data Name="BootImprovementDelta">0</Data>
<Data Name="BootDegradationDelta">0</Data>
<Data Name="BootIsRootCauseIdentified">false</Data>
<Data Name="OSLoaderDuration">684</Data>
<Data Name="BootPNPInitStartTimeMS">20</Data>
<Data Name="BootPNPInitDuration">2807</Data>
<Data Name="OtherKernelInitDuration">1577</Data>
<Data Name="SystemPNPInitStartTimeMS">4353</Data>
<Data Name="SystemPNPInitDuration">398</Data>
<Data Name="SessionInitStartTimeMS">4782</Data>
<Data Name="Session0InitDuration">6941</Data>
<Data Name="Session1InitDuration">522</Data>
<Data Name="SessionInitOtherDuration">1883</Data>
<Data Name="WinLogonStartTimeMS">14130</Data>
<Data Name="OtherLogonInitActivityDuration">281</Data>
<Data Name="UserLogonWaitDuration">1648848</Data>

This Plextor Drive C was created from an image backup from Norton Ghost and I vaguely remember having to do it twice because some box wasn't checked the first time.

I have run Intel's SSD program on my Intel drive and also had it check the Plextor which it says is fine. I will do it again right now!

I don't understand the warning - what are they saying is wrong? Does it suggest it's a faulty disk when it's been happening for over a year? And what do I do now?

I have five hard drives and use the computer quite heavily. If I had to put in a new disk, could I image this (now using Macrium). If I have to install Windows again that's ok - but it seems I would have to reinstall all the programs that are installed on other disks but registered on Drive C somewhere in Windows. It's a nightmare to think about.

All thoughts, suggestions etc., greatly appreciated.

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