Well, I've been reading these forums for a veryyy long time trying to pin point which solution applies to my problem regarding the random shut downs. Here is what I did, and still continue to have a problem:
1. Ran Memtest86+ first, no errors, good since I have lots of ram
2. Reformatted twice.
3. Double checked cable was 80wire, Triple checked with even buying another 80wire IDE cable.
4. New thermal grease, and heat sink.
5. I used to get the UNMOUNTABLE_BOOT_VOLUME error all the time before I reformatted my HDD, and now I have yet to see it.
Then, here and there I get the shut down. I just disabled the automatic shut down so I can copy down the error code when/if it decides to grace me with its presence again...
Here is what I know so far:
AMD AthlonXP 2900+
400FSB , Abit KV7-V Motherboard
Thermal Take Extreme Volcano 12 HeatSink/Fan
PSU- 500w (generic but slightly new, works great though)
Windows XP Professional, no service packs installed "yet/if I decide to"
GeForce FX5700LE Optima 128DDR AGP 8/4X
ATI Radeon 9200 Pro 128 DDR AGP 8/4X
Creative Audigy2 ZS Platinum Sound Blaster
Dual HDD's, Western Digital 7200 RPM 180GB (Master)
Seagate Barracuda 7200 RPM 160GB (Slave)
CD-Burner, Floppy, etc...
I have all the drivers for everything installed and working fine. I disabled on board audio
And this is the error codes I have in the Computer Management > Event Viewer > System list...
I'm not new when it comes to computer systems, but the technology is constantly advancing so I try to stay up with it. This motherboard and processor combo are new to the system, although I installed a fresh copy of windows onto the HDD and it seems to be running fine until that error.
It cannot be a virus or spyware due to the many times I have reformated already...
I'm guessing that it is coming down to either the hard drive is dying, even though its only about 5-6 months old or the power supply is dying, about equal age.
Any wise words or tips for this problem will be greatly appreciated... Thank you for your advice in advance!