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I/O Errors SATA2

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by Enslaver, Oct 5, 2007.

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  1. Enslaver

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    Hi, a google search of my problem brought me to this forum, a guy using similar hardware had the same errors as me but the thread was closed. I am having major problems with slowdown's and errors and data corruption. My main user's profile even got corrupted so i had to make another user in windows vista. The only application i have installed is world of warcraft and its a fresh windows vista install. The problems occur with many file copies, simple operations of the OS and randomly.

    Vista will lock up for 2-3 mins and not let me respond, then its fine again.

    here's my specs:

    ASUS M2N32-SLI Deluxe Wireless Motherboard
    AMD 64 X2 6000+ CPU
    Geforce 8800 GTX pci-e 16x Video card
    Thermaltake 550W Power supply
    Corsair 2x1024 Dual-Channel DDR800 memory
    WD500gb HD primary
    WD320gb HD secondary

    The IO errors and slowdowns occur on each drive, I know its not the drives since my linux live CD can read/write to them just fine.

    Please help!
     
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  3. Enslaver

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    When i built the computer about two weeks ago i ran the memtest x86 for about 1 hour and it found no errors.
     
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    I'd do the tests again and run it for several hours. I'd also check the ASUS for BIOS updates and the NVIDIA site for NForce chipset driver updates.
     
  5. Enslaver

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    Sure thing! Thanks, I'll let you know how the tests turn out.
     
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    I got everything working, to help out others here is what i did. First i ran a complete chkdsk with bad sector checking, took a few hours but it found 5 bad clusters in 5 files. Fixed them, after that i updated my SATA drivers using windows update, that seemed to fix the profile corruption but i was still experiencing temporary lockups.

    I then learned that the M2N32-SLI motherboard has a defect where the first two memory slots a1 & b1 are inconsistent, memtest x86 found no errors but there was definitely a problem. I switched my memory to slots a2 & b2 and have been running 100% smooth ever since.
     
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