I purchase two machines, identical.
P5VD2-VM SE boards
Western Digital WD1600AAJS Sata 2
1Gb Buffalo Ram
Formatted NTFS BASIC partition to 80Gb
XP Pro SP2 with all current updates.
Antec Sonata III Case with 500W (Antec) Power Supply (Earth Brand or something)
My issue started on machine 1 at Day 1 (Day 0 was build Day) and on machine 2 at Day 4.
Both machines produce identical Strange Blue Screens.
Machine #1 Status 02-01-08
Currently failed. with error as described in this post. Kill Disk Failed on erasing the drive, but was able to destroy the partition table. Kill disk will not pass 0% on the erase but after the first attempt to "kill the disk" the main partition that Windows XP was on has dissapeared. On-Board Video currently in use. No PCI Cards installed. After Attempted KillDisk the Hard Drive will not format. Windows XP Pro CD says unable to format drive. I already took the drive out to exchange it with a Hitachi from the Supplier.
Machine #2 Status 02-01-08
I was told by my supplier that there is a conflict with Western Digital Drives on this motherboard. I am unable to confirm. I have installed a Hitachi 160Gb HDS721616PLA380 in Machine #2 (replacing the Western Digital) and I've reloaded the OS. I've been running a Burn-In-Test for 3 days now. OnBoard Video in use, no PCI Cards installed. I have no issues, the problem seems to have gome away.
There is another post with a similar issue at HARDWARE / MIC / SYTEM FREEZE FOLLOWED BY STRANGE BLUE SCREEN. The resolution there was a video issue, but my findings are not showing anything with video. has anyone heard of Western Digital Drive conflicts with this board?
Than you fellow member Imaceo for the pic.