fix for data corruption on kt600

I have a ga-7vt600l based on the kt-600 chipset with a barton 2500 in her and am having some serious problems with data corruption. I have run memtest86 and gotten zero errors with my cpu cache and my ram. My hard drive is a 120gb seagate baracuda sata pluged in via a silicone image 3112 controller card. My pci bus is running at default speeds... Besides a flaw in the chipset I can not understand what could cause this extreme data corruption, I will literally install windows restart my machine an hour later to a blue screen and have to install windows again! I need a fix for this to hold me over until I can order my nforce2 board. I've seen things suggesting that this can be fixed and has to do with data in the ram and cache not being written to disk before a restart...any thoughts?

*edit* I have tried running this off a 20gb wd ide drive and still get data corruption so it cannot be the sata drive or controller causing these problems.

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  1. Are you running 1 or 2 sticks of RAM, if you're running 2, remove 1 of the sticks and see if the problem straightens itself out.

    Theres a shutdown delay critical update available at the Windows Update site.


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  2. Check your system temp & chipset voltage (if you can). maybe northbridge is being overvolted and overheating?

    I had similar problems with an old KT333 mobo I had & and XP2000+.

    Does it work if you underclock it? set FSB to 133 and see if it's ok. granted you'll only be running at XP1700+ speeds (although it's a Barton so it'll be ? XP1850+ maybe?). I found that worked with my KT333 board.

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  3. What's the error message you are getting in the blue screen?

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  4. Is the CPU Overclocked? If there was a problem with the northbridge or ram you would have seen it from 2 hours of memtest86. If so, tell me the current settings and stepping of the chip. I ran into a same problem just different chipset and the cure was giving the CPU more juice.

    Barton 2500+ @ 2200mhz (10x220 vcore @ 1.775)
    Asus A7N8X Dlx 440 FSB
    1gb Geil GD pc3500 Dual Channel (2-3-3-6)
    Segata 80gb SATA 8.5ms seek
    ATI Radeon 9800 Pro(420/700)
  5. it's not overclocked, the stepping is aqyfa week 45 I have tried overvolting it to the max that my mobo would allow which was like 10percent (strange measurements) I looked in the pc health screen while it was overvolted to that level and it reported 1.72v for the cpu core. overvolting had no effect


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  6. they're always different. Missing required files or corrupted windows files. I always have to run scandisk after a reboot and I always get improperly linked attribute files

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  7. I tried exchanging the one stick I had with another from my brothers computer and I still got the errors so I just left his stick in and now I've got two hahah

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  8. This may sound like a strange question, but are you using the USB header located on the board?

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  9. did you try to move the controller card to a different slot? maybe a hardware conflict. Try to find a slot that wont conflict with your board


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  10. that helped yesterday when I couldn't get it to do anything for hours I swapped pci slots out of desperation and it helped, files are still becoming corrupt but hey I got windows back on it hahah


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  11. yes I am do you think that's causing a conflict?
    when I wasn't using it I was having problems I think, can't really recall.

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  12. so, if it is a conflict problems, I would suggest to disable all the onboard stuff, remove all unnecessary hardware and card and do a fresh install of Windows. then, install back your hardware one by one to have windows to manage the irq


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  13. I had a similar problem a year or so ago with a Gigabyte board. For whatever reason if I had anything plugged into the onboard USB header, it corrupted data on HDDs on one of the IDE channels. I pulled all of my hair out on that one. Whodathunkit?

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