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Screen Dump from Cold Boot Win7- WD Raptor RAID 0

Last response: in Computer Peripherals
June 20, 2011 11:35:49 AM

Recently installed a RAID 0 configuration of my desktop.
i780 CPU
Rampage 3 Gene MO
2x WD Raptors - 300gb
5850 ATI video card

Stange symptoms:

Issue one: Some times when I copy data from one drive to the next (I have 2 more segates in my machine) where I am copying a few hundred gigs the process goes to "sleep" it seems and forces me to reboot.

issue two: from cold boot I have a 50/50 chance that I get a screen dump on my dispaly with a reboot. It sometimes reaches the logon screen and sometimes not.
During the second reboot I see the bios initialising all devices quickly but one, one of the WD HDDs, taking some 10 to 20 seconds before moving on. Once this happens all works just fine and I can use the PC all day just fine.

Is my problem memory?
Is my problem the HDD?
Is it something else?
Any whay to check?
June 20, 2011 10:24:49 PM

First check your memory with Memtest86, then make sure the power connections to those drives are good.