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    PC re-booting issue

    Any help appreciated:

    My current setup is a newly built:
    core 2 duo 6600
    2GB Ballistix Memory
    Asus P5B Wifi-AP Deluxe mobo
    1x 36GB WD Raptor
    2x 500GB WD S-ata
    Antec Gaming case
    650Watt Antec Power supply.
    Enlight 26-1 Card reader.

    It has been running fine for about a week but when I try to trasnfer my music collection from my buffalo network drive about 80GB of mp3's the PC re-boots.

    WTF ??!!

    The other issue is the card reader has vanished and I cannot see it in Windows even after a re-install...

    Help please.


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    • Bhazza's system
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    Just a guess, obviously, but maybe a dodgy power supply or stick of RAM. Have you tried performing the same operation with just one stick of RAM?

    Does it reboot randomly during the copying process, or is it pretty much at the same point every time (assuming you've tried it more than once)?
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    Is the Raptor being used for temporary files and/or the disk cache? If so you're probably overfilling it while transferring 80Gb of data.

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    Have you grabbed all the latest drivers for your hardware?

    Sata drivers, chipset drivers, graphics drivers, sound drivers.

    Update your bios, if you havent already done so.

    Did you do a fresh install of windows when you built the PC?
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    Could easily be something as simple a loose connections,

    I had a similar problem with one of my SATA drives, every now and again it decided not to exist.

    Simply reseating resolved the issue, certainly worth a try before anything drastic

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    • IntaCepta's system
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    check your ram sticks by running memtest86+ bootable cd.

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    THanks for the input.... will give it a try see what i find

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    Well, HDDs usually don't cause crashes, it's usually the hardware between.

    Most common causes are RAM, or motherboard, the CPU is a very reliable part.

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    motherboard is my guess i had same problem with a crappy gigabyte board i had.
    if i played a game, moved files, did virus scan rebooted

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