"Pete" wrote in message
> This Seems to be the place for sensible answers....
> I recently built the following:
> ASUS A7V8X-X
> ATHLON XP3200+
> 512MB (PC3200)
> MX4000 GFX card
> Samsung 40gig H/D
> Running from a 400w PSU
> The temperature rarely rises above 45oC -CPU and 35oC M/Board.
> I installed windows XP and it ran for an hour before crashing and coming
> with the following error message:
> "Windows could not start because the following file is missing or
> then tells me I can repair this using the original XP cd-rom.
> I`ve done this twice and ended up re-installing on both occassions, still
> use it runs for a while then crashes to same error message.
> I have tried it with different Hard drive (IBM Deskstar) with XP already
> installed and it ran fine for a few days non-stop.
> I then attached the Samsung drive again as slave and tried to format it
> within XP.
> System crashed, now IBM hard drive is showing the sam error.
> It`s driving me insane, is it something blindingly obvious or is there a
> hardware fault somewhere?
There's not enough information here to draw a conclusion. What you need to
do is install the Samsung hard drive in a different computer system and USE
IT for about a week or more of heavy use. Do it ASAP, as you may have to
RMA the motherboard or the Samsung hard drive. Something is corrupting
files on your hard drive. The only two common components are the samsung
hard drive and the drive controller on the new ASUS motherboard. Well, the
power supply is common also, but I don't think that's the problem as you
haven't seen other symptoms that would point to a power supply problem. If
the Samsung hard drive works fine in another computer, RMA the motherboard.
Oh, before you do that, make sure the motherboard is running the latest
chipset drivers downloaded from ASUS. If that doesn't help, RMA that
oard. -Dave >> Stay informed about: New Build Help