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SATA drive causes Blue screen after a while

Last response: in Storage
July 29, 2012 11:37:34 AM

Hi there.

In my Windows 7 Ultimate machine I have 3 drives:
1) IDE Drive, partitioned into several partitions. This contains the boot drives and drives C-J.
2) SATA drive (320Gb)
3) SATA drive (320Gb) (bot SATA drives are identical)

Motherboard is AMD KU8 (ULI M1689 chipset) - I have a full report from HWInfo if that's any help...

When I transfer data either via the network or from one drive to the SATA drive, after a short while, Windows will blue screen (usually after the same amount of data has been transferred to the SATA drive).

Now, if I do the same in safe mode, it works fine. I just managed to back up 9 CDs as Nero .NRG files and move them from my desktop (C: - IDE drive) to K: (SATA drive).

I'm at a loss where to begin troubleshooting... Does anyone have any ideas?


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July 29, 2012 12:21:40 PM

Sorry - missed an important bit of info... The SATA drives are not connected to the onboard SATA controller, as Windows won't start up if they are! I have a SATA DVD Drive on one of the onboard channels, which works fine.

The 2 SATA drives are connected to a VIA VT6421 RAID Controller (has 3 SATA Ports and 1 IDE port - I'm using 2 of the SATA ports).
a b G Storage
July 29, 2012 2:46:39 PM

Blue screens are normaly a driver or RAM. I would check to make sure that all of your drivers are up to date. then I would run memtest overnight.
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July 29, 2012 4:49:48 PM


Thanks - I think I can rule memory issues out, as it works ine in safe mode. It has to be a driver - but where to start.... :/ 
a b G Storage
July 30, 2012 6:39:33 PM

Just because it works in safe mode does not rule out RAM. It does not hurt to test it and you will know for sure.