PC Freezes then can't find drive on reboot

  Seth Haniel 10:39 10 Dec 07
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happened three times in week

only error in Event is ID: 9 \Device\Ide\IdePort1, did not respond within the timeout period. Of course no help at microsoft on this error -
the concern is on after switching off and after a wait switcing on the PC fails to reach the Windows screen after trying to boot from 'D' drive (or from Windows CD) and then starting normal the PC springs to life as though nothing wrong - chkdsk show both drives 200gig SATA as error free.

Advent T9303 Win Xp Sp2 3.8gig Intel Pentium 4 1024mb PC3200 DDR ram ATi Radeon x700 pro

any thoughts

  MAJ 10:47 10 Dec 07

Check that all your hard drive cables are connected properly. Maybe switch them around, using trial and error to see if one is faulty.

  Seth Haniel 10:58 10 Dec 07

PC still under warranty so just getting some insight before getting on to company - if it is just software at issue or something more serious, so don't want to open case and break warranty.

Had Device manager open as I had telltale stalling of VLC warning it was about to freeze showing that System Idle Process was CPU 97
VLC was CPU 02 and Taskmgr CPU 01

CPU usage of 14% Commit Charge 361M/2459M
so no way overstretched

  birdface 11:20 10 Dec 07

System Idle process is normal at 97% it means on 3% of the CPU is being used bye all the other programs.So that is fine.VLC. If a problem with that Maybe remove it Run C Cleaner and re install it.

  birdface 11:24 10 Dec 07

System Idle process is normal at 97% it means on 3% of the CPU is being used bye all the other programs.So that is fine.VLC. If a problem with that Maybe remove it Run C Cleaner and re install it.Or Googled.click here=

  Seth Haniel 11:37 10 Dec 07

is an option and will run it at that for period to see if it is stable - but doesn't explain why drive not found on reboot

  Seth Haniel 08:05 11 Dec 07

that killed it dead for a couple of hours - so phoning firm to collect it today

  Seth Haniel 11:17 11 Dec 07

collection tomorrow

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