UALOneKPlus wrote:replace the IDE cable.
Before we spend someone else's money let's get a better feel for the situation.
If it just started recently, IDE cable isn't too likely a cause unless you've been plugging and unplugging the cable a lot. IDE cables typically don't just go bad unless you introduced some kind of mechanical force to it. If it was bad from the get go, this behavior would have been seen earlier.
Overclocking? If so, clock it down or set the AGP/PCI divider to fixed if you can... worst case find a divider that gets it as close to spec (33MHZ as possible). The behavior you are seeing can happen due to saturation of the IDE bus when overclocking.
I'd be sure to back up the important info you have on the drive... it could be two other things.
One is that the motherboard is starting to go... the other option is that the drive is starting to die. In both cases you can lose data due to data corruption (bad IDE controller on the board) or drive failure. So buy some CDRs or DVDR/Ws and start backing stuff up.
Last edited by tazdevl
on Thu Nov 13, 2003 2:57 pm, edited 1 time in total.
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