Problem with System 'Hanging' for 20-30 seconds.

Problem with System 'Hanging' for 20-30 seconds.

Post by Colin McNaughto » Sat, 26 Feb 2000 04:00:00

I've got a system with 2 x IDE HD's on the primary IDE channel and a CD rom
& DVD drive on the 2ndary. Fast PIII cpu, loads of memory etc.

Win 2k Professional seems fine and speedy on my system but every couple of
minutes, 'freezes' for 20-30 seconds, during which time the HDD light is on
constantly. If I just wait, the system continues fine. I've tried dropping
the IDE controller to PIO mode 4 on all four devices with no effect.

It's a ABIT BH6 mobo by the way....

Anybody got any thoughts ?


1. Problem: System hangs every 20 seconds for only 1 second.


I have a problem with a compu of a friend.
It seems that every 18-20 seconds the system hangs for approximately 1
It doesn't matter if I am playing with the start-menu, cruising with the
mouse over the desktop or playing quake in single or multi player mode. The
system freezes for 1 second, 18 seconds of normal work, 1 second freeze ...
I have no idea where to look for the problem, let alone solve it.
Can anybody help me?

Thanks in advance,


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