Please help, this is driving me crazy!!!
I did my first self build as below:-
- Vista Home Premium
- Asus P5B-MX/Wi-FI
- C2D E4400
- 2 x 1gb PC-5300 RAM
- Samsung SATA Spinpoint 250gb,
- SATA DVD-RW
- Freezer 7 Pro
And every hour or so, usually on Explorer, Vista freezez. The 'busy' vista circle is swirling, window descriptions show "*** is not responding" sometimes the screen fades white.
Then after around 30seconds, every click that was made happens really fast, and everything goes normal again!
When I go into the event viewer, under windows logs > system, I have thousands of the following error messages:-
Log Name: System
Date: 04/04/2008 20:53:58
Event ID: 11
Task Category: None
The driver detected a controller error on \Device\Ide\IdePort2.
<Provider Name="atapi" />
<TimeCreated SystemTime="2008-04-04T19:53:58.055Z" />
Before you ask:-
I had a floppy drive which I have disconnected.
I had a seperate graphics card which is now removed (using the onboard GPU - which actually runs Aero!)
I switched the SATA cables from the CD & HD
I changed the RAM from 2x512mb to 2x1gb
System is all at default settings - no OC.
I have updated the drivers for all hardware & software
I have flashed the latest BIOS for the mobo
HELP ME PLEASE!!!
dodgy SATA cables
none of the above?
THANKS for any help....