Just as an update, after hours of research and trying to retrieve the files on the stock ssd
I just decided to buy a new ssd
(the SuperTalent) and go with that. Eventually I felt the need to upgrade the ram and so I did, with a Kingston. Now I have Windows 7 (instead of xp), running since I heard it has the Trim capability which xp doesn't have. Overall, everything seems to going alright, but I'm still worried when something might happen to the ssd
similar to the incident that occurred before.
Thanks for everyone's help though!! You guys are truly wonderful!