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Old 08-23-2009, 12:24 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Comp freezing due to hardrive error.

I get this error "The device, \Device\Scsi\viamraid1, did not respond within the timeout period." occasionally (seems to be at random) and then the computer will freeze for 20 or so seconds before going again. Sometimes computer won't start too. VIA Raid is used to back up our hard drive. It is just a a mirror hard drive i guess.

OS Name Microsoft Windows XP Professional
Version 5.1.2600 Service Pack 3 Build 2600
OS Manufacturer Microsoft Corporation
System Name HOME
System Manufacturer System manufacturer
System Model System Product Name
System Type X86-based PC
Processor x86 Family 15 Model 4 Stepping 9 GenuineIntel ~3059 Mhz
BIOS Version/Date Phoenix Technologies, LTD ASUS P5VD2-MX ACPI BIOS Revision 0601, 8/4/2006
SMBIOS Version 2.3
Windows Directory C:\WINDOWS
System Directory C:\WINDOWS\system32
Boot Device \Device\HarddiskVolume1
Locale United States
Hardware Abstraction Layer Version = "5.1.2600.5512 (xpsp.080413-2111)"
User Name HOME\David
Time Zone New Zealand Standard Time
Total Physical Memory 1,024.00 MB
Available Physical Memory 182.99 MB
Total Virtual Memory 2.00 GB
Available Virtual Memory 1.96 GB
Page File Space 2.40 GB
Page File C:\pagefile.sys

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Old 08-23-2009, 12:51 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Default Re: Comp freezing due to hardrive error.

I would check the condition of the hard drives and the status of the raid array. Could be a bad drive or a failing raid controller. Also I would check the power and data cables for the hard drives to ensure they are properly seated. Depending upon the manufacturer of your hard drive you can download a testing tool. I would also get a back up of the data until you figure out what is going on.
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