Thanks for the informative post bjkg
I’ll run that hardware tester tomorrow nite -sounds like a good idea.
The PSU is a CoolerMaster -on the good list thankfully. It was a quick buy at a swapmeet. It’ pretty noisy.
That is a great thread thanks - might get a quieter one.
I’d really like to buy a totally new computer to solve all my computing problems -just not possible at the moment
The Liteon isn’t connected -when it was, it was set as primary by itself then secondary when i bought the Pioneer.Both would reboot the comp when blanks were inserted.
This was with the 40 cable -which i thought was the problem but replacing with the 80 cable made no diff.
I’ve had the problem for about 5 weeks -used various search terms -other people have had similar things happen but no solution that i’ve seen.
Well -i just ran the shareware bit from Passmark -no errors apart from 47 from the A drive -which i don’t have connected.
Perhaps not having the A drive connected is the problem? Who uses A drives anymore?