Hard Drive, Mobo, or OS going bad? Help me decide!
Let me start my saying that all these problems started just after I installed Diskeeper Pro ver.8. I'm not sure if it's coincidence or not....
This is what I have: Comaq EVO: P4/1.8Ghz, dual HDD, 768 MB RAM, nVidia GF4 Ti-4200, CD-RW, and DVD ROM. Win XP Pro
My system keeps locking up during large file transfers. At first, I thought it was my secondary drive but now I think it's my main HDD, but I'm not sure.
Every time I copy large amounts of files TO my C: drive FROM any source (second HDD, laptop on network, cd ROM) the system locks up completely and the HDD light drive stays on all the time. Even if I copy large blocks of files WITHIN the C: drive, the system locks up.
I can copy files FROM the C: drive to other drives and to my laptop on the network with no problem and no lockups, but I can't copy TO the C: drive.
I'm leaning towards the hard drive as the problem, but I wonder if it could be the mobo or even the operating system. Any ideas? Thanks