Well I guess I'm stumped here. With SeaTools,I've done all the basic tests,and no errors on the SATA drive.
I think I'm going to blow this build up....now if I could just get a hold of some dynamite,I
could fix this damn 'puter once and for all!
Seriously though,The 20gb drive I'm currently using is dreadfully old,slow and small.I am
constantly running out of drive space. Unable to install the utilities to truly test the
machine as a whole. Unfortunately I'm in a bind here with having a 5+ year old computer
before this barebones I built June 2011. I don't have the resources to swap parts with this
current machine. I't was working flawlessly early on,and then slowly got crash crazy over
the last year plus.
Please note...I'ts been running for almost 80 straight hours now on the old drive,and in that time,I've had 2 crashes so far. A page fault error happened while the SATA was in as a slave. But curiously,an IRQL error when it wasn't in. The SATA drivers
were updated while the crashes got worse,so I can't say really if they,or whatever is the cause anymore.
I will upgrade my RAM to the more suitable pair as recommended. And decided to go with a
Solid State Drive to house windows(a friend's suggestion). Then use the SATA drive for my
games and other programs,and see where it goes from there. Also I believe I should upgrade
my PSU to a more reliable brand as well. Any thoughts on these part or anything else are certainly requested.
I'll have to wait a few weeks until I'm able to afford these changes I've mentioned,so I'd hate to keep this thread going anymore other than I'll update things after I do this minor rebuild and
hopefully with some luck,I'll have things worked out.
I have to thank Dave76,Koolkat77,Karlsnooks,and Brink
for their input to my request.The
best thing about the internet is how so many people are willing to share their knowledge
with others.Truly appreciated. Thanks again all!