Comedy of errors

By Mazrim
Aug 21, 2011
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  1. New rig custom build with Win 7, and the system hangs/locks up repeatedly now, especially when I try and multitask. I went into control panel > admin tools > event viewer, and found that the majority of the errors are from

    "Driver detected a controller error on \Device\Ide\IdePort2."

    Some errors were critical though ("reboot without clean shutdown due to system not responding"). I also recently got Windows update error codes 80246002 and 643, pointing at missing or corrupt files.

    This is becoming a mess, and I'm wondering if I should just cut my losses and reformat the whole thing. But what really worries me atm is the driver controller error on ide port 2. Could that be pointing at a bad motherboard?

    System specs: AMD Phenom II 1090T Black Edition 3.2 Ghz
    ASUS M4a87TDEVO mobo
    WD 2T 7800 RPM HD
    16 GB Corsair Vengeance PC 1600 (only running at 1333 because I suck at OC'ing)
  2. Route44

    Route44 TechSpot Ambassador Posts: 11,984   +72

    1. Do a Windows Repair. You won't lose anything by doing so.

    2. Your board may need a BIOS/chipset drivers update.

    3. Run the Western Digital harddrive diagnostics.

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