SSD Won't Boot

So I have an interesting problem. My boot ssd with windows and some games on it will no longer boot to windows and will give me various errors such as "boot drive inacessible" or other errors saying subsystems have failed. Usually I'd just figure the SSD died, however I have a Sata/power adapter to USB that allows me to run 2.5in drives as if they were usb storage. And when I do this I'm able to see all of my files so I'm confused as to what has happend?
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  1. check the BIOS and verify the boot order has not changed.
    also verify the time is correct in the BIOS you may have a dead battery on the motherboard resetting the BIOS. try a different SATA cable.
    what are your specs?
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  2. R_1 said:
    check the BIOS and verify the boot order has not changed.
    also verify the time is correct in the BIOS you may have a dead battery on the motherboard resetting the BIOS. try a different SATA cable.
    what are your specs?


    Boot order is correct and I've tried different ports/sata cables. Time in BIOS looks correct.

    System specs:
    i5 6600k CPU
    16GB of HyperX Savage RAM
    MSI Z170 Mortar Motherboard
    MSI GTX 1080 TI
    Samsung 850 Evo 500 GB
    And 2 WD 1TB drives
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  3. 1. The very first thing you must do is test the health of the drive with Samsung's Magician program. You've got to initially determine that you're not dealing with a defective or inherently dysfunctional drive.

    2. The likelihood is the Samsung SSD is non-defective. You've mentioned that when the drive is connected as a USB device it's detected in a system and the data on the drive is accessible. You're referring to ANOTHER PC that the Samsung is connected to as a USB external drive, right? (Perhaps the one you're using now to communicate with this forum?)

    3. Have you disconnected the two secondary HDDs from the problem system and tried booting to the SSD when it's the SOLE drive connected in the system?

    I know I don't have to tell you that you're now paying the price for your failure to create & maintain comprehensive backups of your system in time past. But that's exactly what I'm telling you. According to your Tom's profile you've been a member of this Forum for more than two years. Surely you've seen time & time again the never-ending plaintive pleas from posters for help exactly like yours - all of which could have been avoided by the simple expedient of creating comprehensive backups of one's system from time-to-time.
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  4. ArtPog said:
    1. The very first thing you must do is test the health of the drive with Samsung's Magician program. You've got to initially determine that you're not dealing with a defective or inherently dysfunctional drive.

    2. The likelihood is the Samsung SSD is non-defective. You've mentioned that when the drive is connected as a USB device it's detected in a system and the data on the drive is accessible. You're referring to ANOTHER PC that the Samsung is connected to as a USB external drive, right? (Perhaps the one you're using now to communicate with this forum?)

    3. Have you disconnected the two secondary HDDs from the problem system and tried booting to the SSD when it's the SOLE drive connected in the system?

    I know I don't have to tell you that you're now paying the price for your failure to create & maintain comprehensive backups of your system in time past. But that's exactly what I'm telling you. According to your Tom's profile you've been a member of this Forum for more than two years. Surely you've seen time & time again the never-ending plaintive pleas from posters for help exactly like yours - all of which could have been avoided by the simple expedient of creating comprehensive backups of one's system from time-to-time.


    As it would seem so far that I've gotten my drive working again after finding another PC to create a recovery USB. My files couldn't be saved but there was nothing important there. I believe my problem was a very nasty corrupted windows install that happened during the recent update. Samsung's software reports that the drive is healthy so far but will continue checking it over the next couple weeks to be safe.
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