PC Specs for this problem:
A64 X2 AM2 CPU on nforce 590 mobo
1x 80GB Samsung SATA HDD - C: partition formatted as NTFS
1x 320GB WD SATA HDD - D: partition also formatted NTFS
I'm running out of ideas here. After changing over some faulty memory on my dad's PC, I was hoping to have a stable system, however when copying some files over the network to his D drive (320GB WD SATA harddrive), I came across an error which was something like failed I/O device 0x8007045D. I forgot to write down the exact phrasing, sorry. This error popped up with a random file 10-20 seconds after copying started. I tried different source files from the network, same problem. I then tried coping stuff from C: to D:, same problem. I then tried copying the original network files onto C:, no problem at all.
So I was thinking that the problem was the WD HDD: either a corrupt partition / file system or something more sinister like a hardware failure. So I then booted with UBCD and ran some diagnostics on the drive. Did a quick test, no problem found. I've now done a full test (all sectors checked), and it's still fine. So the hard drive must be physically OK. I then reformatted in Vista and tried copying some stuff over again. Back to the initial I/O error
I've now taken out the WD drive and stuck it in my own PC. I've done another full sector scan which appears fine and have done a full erase (write 0 values on all sectors). I am now in the process of doing a full format in Windows (the long winded way) and I'm 25% in and no problem.
I can't see it being a hardware problem, whether harddrive, motherboard, SATA controller or cable because all low level tools run without any glitch at all, yet start reading / writing the drive in Vista and within 20 seconds, it pretty much brings the whole system down with that error.
I can only think it's an OS issue. I've ruled out other hardware issues (full memtest), etc. Doing a quick google talks about a similar error and same code when trying to backup data. Solutions suggest disabling restore points (In System properties -> System Protection tab). I've tried this but with no change to the problem.
edit: If I go to the device manager and select the WD hard drive and go to the Volumes tab and click populate, it seems to crash the PC. If I do this with the 80GB Samsung drive, details are populated straight away with no problems at all.
Any ideas? I'm stumped