Two new SATA drives are freezing my system
Posted on 2004-10-30
System is as follows:
ASUS A7V600 MB with latest BIOS
Athlon xp 2600
WinXP Pro SP1
First thing to say is that prior to the installtaion of these SATA drives the whole thing was working fine. Installed the two SATAs in a RAID 1 format using the onboard controllers which is all went fine.I can see the SATA mirror under my computer showing what it should do. Started process of copying over my many mp3 and video files to the SATA mirror but noticed that every so often the system froze completely. At first I thought it may be a problem with my cordless mouse so I changed this to a standrd mouse which made no difference.. I carrried on copying over the files and eventually after about 6 or 7 freeze ups got all the data transferred. Now though it doesnt matter if I'm trying to play an mp3 or video file off the new drives or simply doing something else on the the existing IDE drive randomly the whole thing will freeze. Also occasionally the PC will refuse to boot up correctly. I was maybe thinking power supply although others tell me its doubtful (Maxtor drives are s__te they say and they think more than likely its the drives) As i say the wierd thing is that eventually all the data got transferred so they must be kind of ok but its this periodic freezing for no reason????
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