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Old September 29, 2009, 10:37 AM
doup93 doup93 is offline
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Default Weird system issue

Hi all,

Need some help in diagnosing a weird problem. System is as follows:

OCZ GameXStream 700W
Gigabyte GA-X38-DS4
Core 2 Duo E8400
BFG GTX256 (original 192 SP)
2x2 GB G.Skill PC8500
WD 640 GB Black (OS Drive)
Seagate 7200.11 500 GB (Storage)

I moved the E8400 to the rig this weekend but when I try to boot, BIOS tells me either "Device write failure" on one or both drives or "SMART failure" again on one or both drives. Sometimes I'll be able to boot into Vista but the Black is horribly slow, idling for minutes before doing anything. I moved the drives to my second rig to backup and they're working fine with no errors. I ran WD's diagnostics tools on that rig with no errors.

I thought it could be the power supply that's starting to fail. Any ideas?
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