I’m having problems with my computer too in Windows 7. I am running windows directly off of an SSD (240GB’s), and it was already in IDE mode and I just turned on S.M.A.R.T. with the same problems still occuring. I’m considering moving to Linux because of this, it’s fucking annoying as hell. Or maybe ill just run Windows off the slowest HDD I can find on the market. Damnit. Thanks for the post, at least theres hope.