Xp and w7 intermitantly freeze up, running two sata hd system.
Error logs mostly just say "disk" occaisionally "atapi".
Am i right in thinking I may have a problem with my DVD writer or floppy drive or both.
Have cleaned out computer, reseated CPU cooler, tested HDs and memory.
A little more details on what the error log says would be helpful.
Sorry Chronus will have to get back to you in a bit, computer keeps freezing as soon as it past boot up, on another machine at the mo'.
I am inclined to think that you might have a problem as you suggest with your CD/DVD drive. Unplug it and see how it goes.You could also unplug the floppy and if you do not use it delete it from the bios.
The error report on the disk says.....
The driver detected a controller error on \Device \Ide \Harddisk0 \D
The error report on the atapi says....
A parity error was detected on \Device \Ide \IdePort3
Mmmmm, just noticed the D which is the disk w7 is on, seems a problem there as well.
Is it ok to pull the plug on the w7 (D) disk as well and start up or will I mess up the boot record
Harddisk0 Usually refers to C: drive with the OS on it, but as you you have dual OS's then it is obviously referring to your D drive, which has Windows 7 on it.
This is also pointing to a problem on your D drive. Or it could be nothing more than a faulty Sata cable.
I would disable each HDD in turn and see on which drive you get the problem occurring for starters..
Maybe run these to see if they show any problems with the HDD's.
Will give it a whizz, will report back.
Started Xp on it's own, ran it for 30 mins. no prpoblem.
Couldn't run W7 alone as Xp has the boot record, so downloaded Acronis drive monitor, ran it and everything has been running fine for the last couple of hours, no freezing no errors.
Don't know what cured it but it has, touch wood and whistle.
Thanks for the help Chronus.
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