@ Matthew: The cables are the same as my old PC and in the same drives. Can’t be that.
[QUOTE=jwill427;2005917]man, you ought to buy a lottery ticket or something, all this bad luck you’ve been having lately can’t last forever
you can use hdd tune to scan for bad sectors from windows, but I’m not sure that is your problem… it could be, but I’m leaning more towards the ram being bad or the new mobo defaulting the timings/voltages too low or the speed too high and making them run out of spec. check the timings, speed, and voltage in your bios and make sure it agrees with what the manufacturer recommends, then burn memtest86 to a cd and run that for an hour or so (longer would be better, but anytime I’ve had bad memory its showed up in 15min or less)
http://www.memtest.org/[/QUOTE]Thanks, I swapped the RAM from another PC so it can’t be that - checked all the settings in the BIOS - they all appear fine but then I’m no expert. How would I know what is different from what the manufacturer recommends?
Talking of bad luck, the other PC which was cable of burning has now died for no apparent reason. I’m going to have to swap over yet more drives and install burning software on the only working PC - this one - before I can even get started. Then I have the problem of getting that other one fixed.
If only I had the cash, I’d just buy 3 new PCs outright FFS.