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Windows 7: My only problem. HD transferring

23 Aug 2010   #1
keithman

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 
My only problem. HD transferring

I finally joined after lurking around trying to google my way out of my problem. I really need to speak with humans about this.

I have two hard drives, both WD, a blue 250 and a black 500. If I go to transfer something off my C drive to my E drive it'll go for about 3 seconds then hang. Sometimes I can cancel out and save myself a hard reset. Most of the times I have to hard reset when it freezes. My big problem is the fact that I cannot transfer files to my secondary hard drive. The thing that really pisses me off is that sometimes once in a blue moon it works just fine. I had it going about a month ago where it would transfer slowly (10-15 Mbs) but at least it kept going. It will not transfer at full speed like I'd really want it to. I've ticked any box I can, I've found no reliable way to jiggle the handle on this problem. I turn every extraneous process off and it still freezes. This problem wasn't always present. I installed Mass Effect 2 and Fallout 3, both fairly hefty games on it and I can play with no huge system freezes. Fallout 3 is a little crash happy but I'm sure that has more to do with the game than the HD. I was able to install Dragon Age onto it and in 29 hours of playtime it has only crashed 4 times and they were all run of the mill "not responding" crashes. I can watch video that is already on the second hard drive with no problems even 1080p stuff. Basically if it's already on it I can use it, but the second there is any movement from one HD to the other it's a crapshoot. I've found that I can download files to the second hard drive from the internet but I can not do any other task or risk a freeze and data loss.

I'm not crazy am I? A drive that's dying wouldn't let you use it this heavily right? The only thing that seems to be an issue is the fact that I can't move something from my main to the second HD. I can run the thing ragged playing top of the line games but the second I go to move some mp3s from My Documents it dies.

I notice that when I get the transfer progress bar going it'll have an abbreviated path listed and the stuff I'm transferring will usually have an extra bit added "library-ms" at the end. I've made sure folders have that read only thing ticked off in their properties.
Installing or transferring things from a DVD straight to the 2nd HD is also a crapshoot but I don't do that as often.

Here's the meaty part. I'm fairly sure I've narrowed the problem down. In event viewer, every time the transfer fails I get these two entries.

Warning: Event 129, nvstor. Reset to device, \Device\RaidPort1, was issued
Error: Event 11, Disk. The driver detected a controller error on \Device\Harddisk1\DR1

These seem to be pointing to something involving nvidia shit which is what my mobo has nforce as the onboard deal. Now what has confused me is the whole Raid thing. Isn't that for servers and stuff like that? I just want an extra hard drive that actually functions. Both drives are OEM from Newegg brand new. The mobo is fairly old but other than this file transfer problem I can not complain about this PC. It's just so frustrating to not be able to figure out what to do.

I've gone into the device properties and turned write caching on and off and neither of the settings gave me any change. I've heard talk of upping my north bridge voltage but I can not find any option that allows me to do that. There aren't any overclocking options in the bios or within the OS. It just seems like I'm missing options that should be there. I've uninstalled the 2nd HD and restarted, nothing doin'. I've heard that after a few hard resets your HD will switch from DMA to PIO (or whichever one's faster) I cannot figure out a way to change this option however.

Can anyone understand what is happening here and what I can do to fix it? The first few weeks the problem happened I opened my case and checked all the connections and have done sata slot musical chairs. When I built the computer I put Win7 on the second hard drive so I could see it in My Computer then deleted it after I didn't need it. Should I have it installed on my secondary?

I'd REALLY rather not format or go through any extreme razing because overall I can live with this level of usability. I'm not gonna be happy about it but it'll do.

I'm enclosing my Everest report for system details.

--------[ EVEREST Ultimate Edition ]------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Version EVEREST v5.02.1750
Benchmark Module 2.4.258.0
Homepage Computer Diagnostics & Network Audits Software | Lavalys.com
Report Type Report Wizard
Computer SHITHEAD-PC (Boglin)
Generator Shithead
Operating System Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate 6.1.7600
Date 2010-08-23
Time 19:13


--------[ Summary ]-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Computer:
Computer Type ACPI x64-based PC
Operating System Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate
OS Service Pack -
Internet Explorer 8.0.7600.16385
DirectX DirectX 11.0
Computer Name SHITHEAD-PC (Boglin)
User Name Shithead
Logon Domain Shithead-PC
Date / Time 2010-08-23 / 19:13

Motherboard:
CPU Type DualCore AMD Athlon 64 X2, 2921 MHz (14 x 209) 5600+
Motherboard Name ASRock ALiveNF6G-VSTA (2 PCI, 1 PCI-E x1, 1 PCI-E x16, 1 HDMR, 4 DDR2 DIMM, Audio, Video, Gigabit LAN)
Motherboard Chipset nVIDIA nForce 6100-430, AMD Hammer
System Memory 4096 MB (DDR2-800 DDR2 SDRAM)
DIMM1: A-Data 1 GB DDR2-800 DDR2 SDRAM (5-5-5-18 @ 400 MHz) (4-4-4-12 @ 266 MHz) (3-3-3-9 @ 200 MHz)
DIMM2: A-Data 1 GB DDR2-800 DDR2 SDRAM (5-5-5-18 @ 400 MHz) (4-4-4-12 @ 266 MHz) (3-3-3-9 @ 200 MHz)
DIMM3: A-Data DQVE1A16 1 GB DDR2-800 DDR2 SDRAM (5-5-5-18 @ 400 MHz) (4-4-4-12 @ 266 MHz) (3-3-3-9 @ 200 MHz)
DIMM4: A-Data DQVE1A16 1 GB DDR2-800 DDR2 SDRAM (5-5-5-18 @ 400 MHz) (4-4-4-12 @ 266 MHz) (3-3-3-9 @ 200 MHz)
BIOS Type AMI (12/07/07)
Communication Port Communications Port (COM1)
Communication Port ECP Printer Port (LPT1)

Display:
Video Adapter NVIDIA GeForce 8600 GT (256 MB)
Video Adapter NVIDIA GeForce 8600 GT (256 MB)
3D Accelerator nVIDIA GeForce 8600 GT
Monitor Generic PnP Monitor [NoDB] (CNC93803TQ)

Multimedia:
Audio Adapter Realtek ALC888/1200 @ nVIDIA nForce 6100-400/405/420/430 (MCP61) - High Definition Audio Controller

Storage:
IDE Controller Standard Dual Channel PCI IDE Controller
Storage Controller AM6ZKK5U IDE Controller
Storage Controller NVIDIA nForce Serial ATA Controller
Storage Controller NVIDIA nForce Serial ATA Controller
Disk Drive WDC WD25 00AAKS-00L9A SCSI Disk Device (232 GB)
Disk Drive WDC WD50 01AALS-00J7B SCSI Disk Device (465 GB)
Optical Drive ATAPI iHAS124 A SCSI CdRom Device
Optical Drive ATYX KL6N05AR01AJ SCSI CdRom Device
SMART Hard Disks Status OK

Partitions:
C: (NTFS) 232.8 GB (90.0 GB free)
E: (NTFS) 465.8 GB (240.9 GB free)
Total Size 698.5 GB (330.9 GB free)

Input:
Keyboard HID Keyboard Device
Keyboard HID Keyboard Device
Keyboard Standard PS/2 Keyboard
Mouse HID-compliant mouse
Mouse Microsoft PS/2 Mouse
Mouse Wacom Mouse

Network:
Primary IP Address xxx
Primary MAC Address
Network Adapter NVIDIA nForce Networking Controller
Network Adapter Realtek 8185 Extensible 802.11b/g Wireless Device (xxxx)

Peripherals:
Printer Fax
Printer Microsoft XPS Document Writer
USB1 Controller nVIDIA nForce 6100-400/405/420/430 (MCP61) - OHCI USB 1.1 Controller
USB2 Controller nVIDIA nForce 6100-400/405/420/430 (MCP61) - EHCI USB 2.0 Controller
USB Device USB Input Device
USB Device USB Input Device

DMI:
DMI BIOS Vendor American Megatrends Inc.
DMI BIOS Version P2.20
DMI System Manufacturer To Be Filled By O.E.M.
DMI System Product To Be Filled By O.E.M.
DMI System Version To Be Filled By O.E.M.
DMI System Serial Number To Be Filled By O.E.M.
DMI System UUID 00020003-00040005-00060007-00080009
DMI Motherboard Manufacturer
DMI Motherboard Product ALiveNF6G-VSTA
DMI Motherboard Version
DMI Motherboard Serial Number
DMI Chassis Manufacturer To Be Filled By O.E.M.
DMI Chassis Version To Be Filled By O.E.M.
DMI Chassis Serial Number To Be Filled By O.E.M.
DMI Chassis Asset Tag To Be Filled By O.E.M.
DMI Chassis Type Desktop Case
DMI Total / Free Memory Sockets 4 / 0


--------[ Debug - PCI ]-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

B00 D00 F00: nVIDIA nForce 6100-400/405/420/430 (MCP61) - Host Bridge (HyperTransport)

Offset 000: DE 10 EA 03 06 00 B0 00 A1 00 00 05 00 00 00 00
Offset 010: 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00
Offset 020: 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 49 18 EA 03
Offset 030: 00 00 00 00 44 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00
Offset 040: 49 18 EA 03 08 DC 20 02 20 00 11 11 D0 00 00 00
Offset 050: 23 05 7F 00 03 00 00 00 00 00 03 00 00 00 00 00
Offset 060: 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 06 36 00 00
Offset 070: 44 44 44 00 D0 09 00 00 11 00 00 00 11 11 88 00
Offset 080: 23 99 88 00 FA 00 64 0D 03 00 00 00 7F 00 00 00
Offset 090: 70 00 00 80 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00
Offset 0A0: 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00
Offset 0B0: 00 00 00 00 01 01 01 01 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00
Offset 0C0: 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 80 00 00 00 00 00 00 00
Offset 0D0: 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 08 00 01 A8
Offset 0E0: 00 00 E0 FE 00 00 00 00 06 00 00 00 20 10 00 00
Offset 0F0: F0 FF FF FF 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00

B00 D01 F00: nVIDIA nForce 6100-400/405/420/430 (MCP61) - LPC Bridge

Offset 000: DE 10 E0 03 0F 00 A0 00 A2 00 01 06 00 00 80 00
Offset 010: 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00
Offset 020: 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 49 18 E0 03
Offset 030: 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00
Offset 040: 49 18 E0 03 00 00 00 00 FA 3E FF 00 FA 3E FF 00
Offset 050: FA 3E FF 00 00 5A 62 02 00 00 00 05 2F 00 3C 01
Offset 060: 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00
Offset 070: 10 00 FF FF C1 80 00 00 00 00 05 19 0C 00 00 60
Offset 080: 09 D0 00 8D 02 81 00 00 F0 00 00 01 FF 00 00 00
Offset 090: FF 7F 00 00 FF FF 3F 3F 21 65 08 74 B9 0C 00 D0
Offset 0A0: 01 00 10 81 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00
Offset 0B0: 00 00 00 00 90 02 0F 03 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00
Offset 0C0: 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00
Offset 0D0: 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00
Offset 0E0: 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00
Offset 0F0: 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 10 00 00 00 00 00 00 00

B00 D01 F01: nVIDIA nForce 6100-400/405/420/430 (MCP61) - SMBus Controller

Offset 000: DE 10 EB 03 01 00 B0 00 A2 00 05 0C 00 00 80 00
Offset 010: 01 CC 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00
Offset 020: 01 50 00 00 01 60 00 00 00 00 00 00 49 18 EB 03
Offset 030: 00 00 00 00 44 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 0B 01 00 00
Offset 040: 49 18 EB 03 01 00 02 C0 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00
Offset 050: 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00
Offset 060: 01 40 00 00 01 44 00 00 01 48 00 00 00 00 00 00
Offset 070: 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 FE FE 01 20 00 00
Offset 080: 00 10 FE FE 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00
Offset 090: 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00
Offset 0A0: 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00
Offset 0B0: 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00
Offset 0C0: D4 30 80 01 01 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00
Offset 0D0: 44 00 40 01 10 00 00 00 05 00 00 00 00 00 00 00
Offset 0E0: 80 10 04 00 04 40 00 07 80 22 00 00 41 44 44 11
Offset 0F0: 02 FF 1E BF 01 00 00 80 10 00 00 00 00 00 00 00

B00 D01 F02: nVIDIA nForce 6100-400/405/420/430 (MCP61) - Shape/Trim

Offset 000: DE 10 F5 03 00 04 A0 00 A2 00 00 05 00 00 80 00
Offset 010: 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00
Offset 020: 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 49 18 EB 03
Offset 030: 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00
Offset 040: 49 18 F5 03 00 00 00 00 10 02 80 10 10 00 10 10
Offset 050: 10 10 10 10 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 10 42 00 00
Offset 060: 0B 00 00 00 C0 1C 52 06 21 00 10 0A 00 00 63 00
Offset 070: 09 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00
Offset 080: 00 00 00 00 00 00 40 00 00 00 00 00 A0 18 00 00
Offset 090: 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 12 20 81 04 00 00 00 00 00
Offset 0A0: 00 14 00 06 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 01 00 00 00
Offset 0B0: 00 00 00 00 42 80 30 04 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00
Offset 0C0: 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00
Offset 0D0: 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00
Offset 0E0: 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00
Offset 0F0: 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00

B00 D02 F00: nVIDIA nForce 6100-400/405/420/430 (MCP61) - OHCI USB 1.1 Controller

Offset 000: DE 10 F1 03 06 00 B0 00 A2 10 03 0C 00 00 80 00
Offset 010: 00 F0 EF DB 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00
Offset 020: 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 49 18 F1 03
Offset 030: 00 00 00 00 44 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 16 01 03 01
Offset 040: 49 18 F1 03 01 00 02 FE 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00
Offset 050: 0A 00 00 00 1D 47 40 00 10 00 00 00 00 00 00 00
Offset 060: 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00
Offset 070: 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00
Offset 080: 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00
Offset 090: 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00
Offset 0A0: 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00
Offset 0B0: 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00
Offset 0C0: 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00
Offset 0D0: 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00
Offset 0E0: 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00
Offset 0F0: 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00

B00 D02 F01: nVIDIA nForce 6100-400/405/420/430 (MCP61) - EHCI USB 2.0 Controller

Offset 000: DE 10 F2 03 06 00 B0 00 A2 20 03 0C 00 00 80 00
Offset 010: 00 EC EF DB 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00
Offset 020: 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 49 18 F2 03
Offset 030: 00 00 00 00 44 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 15 02 03 01
Offset 040: 49 18 F2 03 0A 80 98 20 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00
Offset 050: 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00
Offset 060: 20 20 01 00 00 60 18 85 83 12 0F 01 00 00 00 00
Offset 070: 00 00 08 00 00 10 20 80 89 3D B6 22 77 25 24 00
Offset 080: 01 00 02 FE 00 80 00 00 00 00 00 00 15 16 00 00
Offset 090: 00 01 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00
Offset 0A0: 01 00 00 00 00 20 00 C0 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00
Offset 0B0: 00 11 22 33 44 00 00 00 FF 03 00 00 00 00 00 00
Offset 0C0: 10 10 2D 0D 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00
Offset 0D0: 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00
Offset 0E0: 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00
Offset 0F0: 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 10 00 00 00 00 00 00 00

B00 D04 F00: nVIDIA nForce 6100-400/405/420/430 (MCP61) - PCI-PCI Bridge

Offset 000: DE 10 F3 03 07 04 B0 00 A1 01 04 06 00 00 01 00
Offset 010: 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 01 01 20 D0 D0 80 22
Offset 020: F0 DB F0 DB F0 FF 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00
Offset 030: 00 00 00 00 B8 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 02 02
Offset 040: 00 00 73 07 01 00 02 00 07 00 00 00 00 00 48 00
Offset 050: 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 FF 1F FF 1F 00 00 00 00
Offset 060: 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00
Offset 070: 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00
Offset 080: 00 06 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 08 00 01 A8
Offset 090: 00 00 E0 FE 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00
Offset 0A0: 04 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00
Offset 0B0: 00 00 00 00 FF FF 00 00 0D 8C 00 00 49 18 F3 03
Offset 0C0: 49 18 F3 03 03 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00
Offset 0D0: 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00
Offset 0E0: 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00
Offset 0F0: 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00

B00 D05 F00: nVIDIA nForce 6100-400/405/420/430 (MCP61) - High Definition Audio Controller

Offset 000: DE 10 F0 03 06 00 B0 00 A2 00 03 04 00 00 80 00
Offset 010: 00 80 EF DB 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00
Offset 020: 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 49 18 88 08
Offset 030: 00 00 00 00 44 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 14 02 02 05
Offset 040: 49 18 88 08 01 50 02 C0 00 00 00 00 01 01 0F 00
Offset 050: 05 6C 80 01 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00
Offset 060: 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 0F 00 00 00 08 00 03 A8
Offset 070: 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00
Offset 080: 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00
Offset 090: 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00
Offset 0A0: 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00
Offset 0B0: 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00
Offset 0C0: 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00
Offset 0D0: 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00
Offset 0E0: 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00
Offset 0F0: 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 47 00 29 00 00 00 00 00 00

B00 D06 F00: nVIDIA nForce 6100-400/405/420/430 (MCP61) - Parallel ATA Controller

Offset 000: DE 10 EC 03 05 00 B0 00 A2 8A 01 01 00 00 00 00
Offset 010: 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00
Offset 020: A1 FF 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 49 18 EC 03
Offset 030: 00 00 00 00 44 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 03 01
Offset 040: 49 18 EC 03 01 00 02 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00
Offset 050: 02 F0 00 00 00 00 00 00 A8 A8 A8 A8 FF 00 FF FF
Offset 060: 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00
Offset 070: 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00
Offset 080: 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00
Offset 090: 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 01 01
Offset 0A0: 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00
Offset 0B0: 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00
Offset 0C0: 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00
Offset 0D0: 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00
Offset 0E0: 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00
Offset 0F0: 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 10 00 00 00 00 00 00 00

B00 D07 F00: nVIDIA nForce 6100-400/405/420/430 (MCP61) - LAN Controller

Offset 000: DE 10 EF 03 06 00 B0 00 A2 00 80 06 00 00 00 00
Offset 010: 00 D0 EF DB 01 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00
Offset 020: 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 49 18 EF 03
Offset 030: 00 00 00 00 44 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 17 01 01 14
Offset 040: 49 18 EF 03 01 50 02 FE 00 01 00 00 08 00 00 20
Offset 050: 05 6C 86 01 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00
Offset 060: 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 FF 00 00 00 08 00 03 A8
Offset 070: 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00
Offset 080: 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00
Offset 090: 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00
Offset 0A0: 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00
Offset 0B0: 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00
Offset 0C0: 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00
Offset 0D0: 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00
Offset 0E0: 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00
Offset 0F0: 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 42 01 00 00 00 00 00 00

B00 D08 F00: nVIDIA nForce 6100-400/405/420/430 (MCP61) - SATA Controller

Offset 000: DE 10 F6 03 07 00 B0 00 A2 85 01 01 00 00 80 00
Offset 010: 01 0E 00 00 21 0E 00 00 41 0E 00 00 61 0E 00 00
Offset 020: 81 B8 00 00 00 C0 EF DB 00 00 00 00 49 18 F6 03
Offset 030: 00 00 00 00 44 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 14 01 03 01
Offset 040: 49 18 F6 03 01 B0 02 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00
Offset 050: 2F 68 08 00 00 00 00 00 00 20 00 00 04 20 00 00
Offset 060: 00 00 00 00 41 0C 00 00 00 0F 06 42 00 00 00 00
Offset 070: 2C 78 C4 40 01 10 00 00 01 10 00 00 20 00 20 00
Offset 080: 00 00 00 80 AE FE FF FF 00 00 FF 3F FE F7 BF FF
Offset 090: 00 00 D8 2F 00 00 00 00 06 00 06 10 F6 03 01 01
Offset 0A0: 08 00 00 0B 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 33 31 00 02
Offset 0B0: 05 CC 84 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00
Offset 0C0: 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 0A 00 0A 00 08 00 03 A8
Offset 0D0: 08 00 00 44 00 08 08 00 08 00 00 44 00 08 00 00
Offset 0E0: 00 00 40 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00
Offset 0F0: 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 0C 00 00 00 00 00

B00 D08 F01: nVIDIA nForce 6100-400/405/420/430 (MCP61) - SATA Controller

Offset 000: DE 10 F6 03 07 00 B0 00 A2 85 01 01 00 00 80 00
Offset 010: 81 0E 00 00 A1 0E 00 00 C1 0E 00 00 E1 0E 00 00
Offset 020: 01 B0 00 00 00 70 EF DB 00 00 00 00 49 18 F6 03
Offset 030: 00 00 00 00 44 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 15 02 03 01
Offset 040: 49 18 F6 03 01 B0 02 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00
Offset 050: 2F 68 08 00 00 00 00 00 00 20 00 20 44 20 00 20
Offset 060: 00 00 00 C7 41 0C 00 00 00 0F 06 42 00 00 00 00
Offset 070: 2C 78 C4 40 01 10 00 00 01 10 00 00 20 00 20 00
Offset 080: 00 00 00 C0 00 10 17 BF 00 00 AC 88 00 F0 2F 40
Offset 090: 00 00 04 99 00 00 00 00 06 00 06 10 F6 03 01 01
Offset 0A0: 08 00 00 0F 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 33 31 00 02
Offset 0B0: 05 CC 84 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00
Offset 0C0: 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 0A 00 0A 00 08 00 03 A8
Offset 0D0: 08 00 00 77 00 08 03 00 08 00 00 77 00 08 03 00
Offset 0E0: 00 00 40 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00
Offset 0F0: 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 0C 00 00 00 00 00

B00 D09 F00: nVIDIA nForce 6100-400/405/420/430 (MCP61) - PCI Express Root Port (x16)

Offset 000: DE 10 E8 03 07 04 10 00 A2 00 04 06 10 00 01 00
Offset 010: 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 02 02 00 E1 E1 00 00
Offset 020: 00 DC F0 DF 01 C0 F1 CF 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00
Offset 030: 00 00 00 00 40 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 1A 00
Offset 040: 0D 48 00 00 49 18 E8 03 01 50 02 F8 00 00 00 00
Offset 050: 05 60 93 00 0C 30 E0 FE 00 00 00 00 A2 49 00 00
Offset 060: 08 80 01 A8 00 00 E0 FE 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00
Offset 070: 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00
Offset 080: 10 00 41 01 01 80 00 00 10 28 00 00 01 3D 11 00
Offset 090: 40 00 01 31 80 25 08 00 C0 01 48 01 08 00 00 00
Offset 0A0: 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00
Offset 0B0: 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00
Offset 0C0: 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00
Offset 0D0: 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00
Offset 0E0: 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00
Offset 0F0: 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00

B00 D0B F00: nVIDIA nForce 6100-400/405/420/430 (MCP61) - PCI Express Root Port (x1)

Offset 000: DE 10 E9 03 04 04 10 00 A2 00 04 06 10 00 01 00
Offset 010: 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 03 03 00 F1 01 00 00
Offset 020: F0 FF 00 00 F1 FF 01 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00
Offset 030: 00 00 00 00 40 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 02 00
Offset 040: 0D 48 00 00 49 18 E9 03 01 50 02 F8 00 00 00 00
Offset 050: 05 60 93 00 0C 30 E0 FE 00 00 00 00 92 49 00 00
Offset 060: 08 80 01 A8 00 00 E0 FE 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00
Offset 070: 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00
Offset 080: 10 00 41 01 01 80 00 00 10 20 00 00 11 3C 11 01
Offset 090: 00 00 11 10 00 05 10 00 C0 01 00 00 08 00 00 00
Offset 0A0: 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00
Offset 0B0: 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00
Offset 0C0: 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00
Offset 0D0: 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00
Offset 0E0: 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00
Offset 0F0: 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00

B00 D0C F00: nVIDIA nForce 6100-400/405/420/430 (MCP61) - PCI Express Root Port (x1)

Offset 000: DE 10 E9 03 04 04 10 00 A2 00 04 06 10 00 01 00
Offset 010: 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 04 04 00 F1 01 00 00
Offset 020: F0 FF 00 00 F1 FF 01 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00
Offset 030: 00 00 00 00 40 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 02 00
Offset 040: 0D 48 00 00 49 18 E9 03 01 50 02 F8 00 00 00 00
Offset 050: 05 60 93 00 0C 30 E0 FE 00 00 00 00 82 49 00 00
Offset 060: 08 80 01 A8 00 00 E0 FE 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00
Offset 070: 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00
Offset 080: 10 00 41 01 01 80 00 00 10 20 00 00 11 3C 11 02
Offset 090: 00 00 11 10 00 05 18 00 C0 01 00 00 08 00 00 00
Offset 0A0: 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00
Offset 0B0: 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00
Offset 0C0: 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00
Offset 0D0: 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00
Offset 0E0: 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00
Offset 0F0: 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00

B00 D18 F00: AMD Hammer - HyperTransport Technology Configuration

Offset 000: 22 10 00 11 00 00 10 00 00 00 00 06 00 00 80 00
Offset 010: 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00
Offset 020: 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00
Offset 030: 00 00 00 00 80 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00
Offset 040: 01 01 01 00 01 01 01 00 01 01 01 00 01 01 01 00
Offset 050: 01 01 01 00 01 01 01 00 01 01 01 00 01 01 01 00
Offset 060: 00 00 01 00 E4 00 00 00 20 C8 2E 0F 0C 00 00 00
Offset 070: 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00
Offset 080: 08 00 01 21 20 00 11 11 22 05 75 80 02 00 00 00
Offset 090: 69 01 61 01 00 00 07 00 07 00 00 00 00 00 00 00
Offset 0A0: 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00
Offset 0B0: 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00
Offset 0C0: 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00
Offset 0D0: 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00
Offset 0E0: 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00
Offset 0F0: 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00

B00 D18 F01: AMD Hammer - Address Map

Offset 000: 22 10 01 11 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 06 00 00 80 00
Offset 010: 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00
Offset 020: 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00
Offset 030: 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00
Offset 040: 03 00 00 00 00 00 3F 01 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00
Offset 050: 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00
Offset 060: 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00
Offset 070: 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00
Offset 080: 03 00 E0 00 80 FF EF 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00
Offset 090: 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00
Offset 0A0: 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00
Offset 0B0: 03 0A 00 00 00 0B 00 00 03 00 C0 00 00 0B FE 00
Offset 0C0: 13 10 00 00 00 F0 FF 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00
Offset 0D0: 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00
Offset 0E0: 03 00 00 07 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00
Offset 0F0: 01 40 00 C0 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00

B00 D18 F02: AMD Hammer - DRAM Controller

Offset 000: 22 10 02 11 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 06 00 00 80 00
Offset 010: 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00
Offset 020: 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00
Offset 030: 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00
Offset 040: 01 00 00 00 01 01 00 00 01 02 00 00 01 03 00 00
Offset 050: 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00
Offset 060: E0 3C F8 00 E0 3C F8 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00
Offset 070: 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 46 00 00 00 00 00 00 00
Offset 080: 22 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 24 F2 7D 0C 20 13 92 00
Offset 090: 10 08 01 00 6A 80 10 64 39 00 00 80 00 00 00 00
Offset 0A0: EB 02 00 0C 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00
Offset 0B0: DC BC AE DB D1 00 00 00 FA EE B1 67 90 0B 3F 0E
Offset 0C0: 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00
Offset 0D0: C9 0E F1 00 59 0C C3 05 55 1B 05 12 99 BF 8C 40
Offset 0E0: 48 2A D3 83 19 00 43 8C 2A 68 0F BB 9C 9A 81 28
Offset 0F0: 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00

B00 D18 F03: AMD Hammer - Miscellaneous Control

Offset 000: 22 10 03 11 00 00 10 00 00 00 00 06 00 00 80 00
Offset 010: 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00
Offset 020: 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00
Offset 030: 00 00 00 00 F0 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00
Offset 040: FF 3B 04 00 40 00 10 0A 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00
Offset 050: 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 01 F3 3F
Offset 060: 1A 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00
Offset 070: 11 01 02 51 11 80 00 50 00 38 00 08 1A 22 00 00
Offset 080: 00 00 07 23 13 21 13 21 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00
Offset 090: 00 00 00 00 31 1E 00 00 F0 41 00 DC 00 00 00 00
Offset 0A0: 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00
Offset 0B0: 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00
Offset 0C0: 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00
Offset 0D0: 00 00 00 00 01 A7 0D 00 00 00 60 04 25 20 20 00
Offset 0E0: 00 00 00 00 3A 20 3E 00 19 17 00 00 00 00 00 00
Offset 0F0: 0F 00 10 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 B2 0F 06 00

B01 D08 F00: Realtek RTL8185 802.11a/b/g Wireless LAN Network Adapter

Offset 000: EC 10 85 81 17 01 90 02 20 00 00 02 10 20 00 00
Offset 010: 01 D8 00 00 00 FC FF DB 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00
Offset 020: 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 02 01 00 00 EC 10 25 82
Offset 030: 00 00 00 00 50 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 13 01 20 40
Offset 040: 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00
Offset 050: 01 00 C2 F7 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00
Offset 060: 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00
Offset 070: 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00
Offset 080: 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00
Offset 090: 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00
Offset 0A0: 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00
Offset 0B0: 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00
Offset 0C0: 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00
Offset 0D0: 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00
Offset 0E0: 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00
Offset 0F0: 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00

B02 D00 F00: EVGA e-GeForce 8600 GT Video Adapter

Offset 000: DE 10 02 04 07 01 10 00 A1 00 00 03 10 00 00 00
Offset 010: 00 00 00 DF 0C 00 00 C0 00 00 00 00 04 00 00 DC
Offset 020: 00 00 00 00 01 EC 00 00 00 00 00 00 42 38 53 C7
Offset 030: 00 00 00 00 60 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 12 01 00 00
Offset 040: 42 38 53 C7 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00
Offset 050: 01 00 00 00 01 00 00 00 CE D6 23 00 00 00 00 00
Offset 060: 01 68 02 00 00 00 00 00 05 78 80 00 00 00 00 00
Offset 070: 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 10 00 01 00 E0 84 00 00
Offset 080: 10 29 00 00 01 31 01 00 40 00 01 11 00 00 00 00
Offset 090: 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00
Offset 0A0: 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00
Offset 0B0: 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00
Offset 0C0: 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00
Offset 0D0: 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00
Offset 0E0: 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00
Offset 0F0: 02 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00

ISA-4800: nVIDIA CK8/CK8-04/MCP2/MCP04/MCP5x/MCP6x/MCP7x NVA

Offset 00: 00 00 00 00 1F 40 C6 E1 1A 38 C6 A1 02 10 00 91
Offset 10: 02 1F C0 A1 02 1F C0 A1 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00
Offset 20: 0A 18 C0 B1 0B 38 C0 A1 04 1B 00 80 01 10 C0 B1
Offset 30: 42 91 E8 00 8E 8E 40 00 02 1F C0 A1 1F 40 C6 A1
Offset 40: 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00
Offset 50: 32 18 C0 A1 05 10 00 80 01 14 C8 B1 00 00 00 00
Offset 60: 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00
Offset 70: 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00
Offset 80: 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00
Offset 90: 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00
Offset A0: 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00
Offset B0: 00 00 00 00 00 00 08 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00
Offset C0: 00 00 00 00 44 00 40 04 00 02 00 00 00 01 00 C0
Offset D0: 02 10 02 91 02 0C 01 91 02 10 01 91 02 14 01 91
Offset E0: 02 0C 00 91 02 10 00 91 02 14 00 91 02 18 40 91
Offset F0: 02 1C 40 91 01 1C 40 91 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00

ISA-CC00: nVIDIA MCP55/MCP6x/MCP7x THERM

Offset 00: 08 00 00 00 A2 5C 32 00 90 18 5E 1A 2E 00 00 03
Offset 10: 00 04 00 C0 00 00 00 00 05 00 00 00 00 00 00 00
Offset 20: 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 28 3C 28 3C 00 00 00 00
Offset 30: 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00


--------[ Debug - Video BIOS ]------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

C000:0000 U.g.K7400.L.w.VIDEO ..........IBM VGA Compatible......P.02/17/09
C000:0040 .................f;.B8S..............."..n.a..h.PMIDl.o.......
C000:0080 .....3^.M...|................1..............;...................
C000:00C0 ,...................................HWEAPCIR............g.......
C000:0100 NVIDIA GeForce 8600GT BIOS......................................
C000:0140 .................Version 60.86.51.00.03 ...Copyright (C) 1996-20
C000:0180 06 NVIDIA Corp..........G84 Board - p402h01 ...............Chip
C000:01C0 Rev ..........................................................
C000:0200 BIT......F2...p.B...t.C.....D.....A.....I.....L.....M.....N.....
C000:0240 P.....S.....T.....U.....V.....c.....x.....i.&........Q.`........
C000:0280 ..........\\.........R.5...f(..Q..S.S.S6S.S.S.S.....T..Q..e.....
C000:02C0 ....................B......PQ..k.(G5.[5#..#.....b-..:.:......Q.`
C000:0300 .......,...05/14/07.................P...........0.'.!.!.6.B.@.W.
C000:0340 '. .P...........0.'.!.!.,.w.(.'.1.>.....5.>.8.D.\...G.....J.....
C000:0380 ....Q.Q.a...0.9.....=...>.>.<.>.>.>...a.>.'.S.f.4.4.4.6...v.4.n.
C000:03C0 P...q.4.X.t.*...;.x...z...................!.!.....$.%.&.....>...


--------[ Debug - Unknown ]---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Monitor ID HWP281C: Generic PnP Monitor [NoDB]
Monitor Model HP w2338h


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23 Aug 2010   #2
Mellon Head

Win 7 Pro x64/Win 10 Pro x64 dual boot
 
 

Wow man, plenty of detail.

I've had the same problem, and I was pretty sure that the drive was toast, buuut...

Sometimes these "controller failures" turn out to be a dodgy cable that either has come loose, or isn't fit properly on the motherboard or drive connector. If you don't have locking SATA cables, they are a good investment. I find that WD drives have a slimmer SATA connector that not every cable fits into snugly.

As far as the RAID issue, that really shouldn't be a problem (I don't think, anyway), because Windows or Nvidia has the RAID controllers installed by default. My wife's Nvidia based board loaded them with the driver pack, but my AMD based board didn't until I started using AHCI mode for my drives. Then I had to load a RAID driver, even though I'm not using RAID.

Check your cables, and see if it improves. The fact that it's intermittent makes that a good possibility. Post back and let us know how it works out.
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24 Aug 2010   #3
keithman

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Well I opened it up again, two times actually. Checking sata and power cables changed nothing. Unplugging and replugging everything snugly did nothing. I really wish I had a spare sata cable sittin' around so I could just try that. Ought to go to radio shack today. Hell, maybe I'm thinking about this the wrong way and it's actually the C drive that is screwing up the transfer. I doubt it though. It just seems like I must be missing something either blatantly obvious or minutely simple.

Did a clean boot and the thing still froze when I went to copy something to the 2nd HD.

If th' damn thing would just die already I could at least move on and accept that. Nothing on the second drive isn't backed up in some form or another. I just wanted it for the convenience of the larger drive and having stuff on the ready without digging out a backup DVD. The fact that 99% of the thing works really irks me.

One other thing is my PSU has a little switch underneath where you plug the power cable in. It is currently at 115v the other option is 230v. Is changing this to 230v recommended in any way or will I fry my computer?
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24 Aug 2010   #4
Mellon Head

Win 7 Pro x64/Win 10 Pro x64 dual boot
 
 

Don't change that power switch setting unless you have 220 volts coming out of the wall. That switch is to be able to use the PSU in places like the UK, where there is 220V power, rather than North America, which is 115V.
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24 Aug 2010   #5
karlsnooks

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit
 
 

keithman,

Run sfc /scannow at an elevated command prompt.
SFC /SCANNOW Command - System File Checker


Shurdown and power backup your computer.


Run CHKDSK on both drives.

Disk Check
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26 Aug 2010   #6
keithman

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

I've run sfc and it said everything was copacetic. I've run chkdsk many times before and this time was no different, nothing wrong. Official WD hard drive checker thing detects no problems with either drive. I swapped sata slots and used a sata cable that absolutely works and I still get the same freezing issues. I have nothing else I can try.

In the end I'm saying this is either bad sata slots (doubt it but then again how could I tell?) or a drive that is in some way broken yet functions. Maybe my mobo is just too damn old.

I've had trouble with my only external drive where windows doesn't recognize it as being plugged into a USB 2.0 slot. All my USB holes are 2.0. So my external can only transfer and take 1 mbs. This sucks but I'd love to have that level of functionality on my internal 500GB.

Both of those experiences make me leery to buy a new HD, internal or external, for fear that my board just isn't going to take it and I've blown a hundred dollars. I don't have anyone nearby that I can just swap things with to see if they are totally broken.

My last computer hung in for 10 years and only just died a week ago. It's kinda like how old Nintendo's can still run after years of beating but if you look at a playstation 3 wrong you could brick it. I would've liked for my current build to last me that long but this seems to be a transitory PC.
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