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Maybe a firmware update?
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Per Joe's email I suggested that he might want to try a different branded drive. Perhaps those model Seagates are not happy with his SATA controller. I also suggested that the chipset drivers may be at fault too? Swapping to another drive should be simple since I'm assuming he has Images already pre-made from Acronis.

Joe, try a clean install as well. Perhaps the image has some fault to it.

Good luck Joe! I hope we can get this resolved!
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Originally Posted by thlnk3r View Post
Per Joe's email I suggested that he might want to try a different branded drive. Perhaps those model Seagates are not happy with his SATA controller. I also suggested that the chipset drivers may be at fault too? Swapping to another drive should be simple since I'm assuming he has Images already pre-made from Acronis.

Joe, try a clean install as well. Perhaps the image has some fault to it.

Good luck Joe! I hope we can get this resolved!
That was going to be my next suggestion.

My other idea is to try a fresh install instead of using an image. Other than that.....I got nothin'
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Thanks, Iceman and thlnk3r and nate.

I'll likely try a Hitachi HDD from thlnk3r first before anything else.

Who knew a "simple" HDD cloning would be so dramatic?
    
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Thanks, Iceman and thlnk3r and nate.

I'll likely try a Hitachi HDD from thlnk3r first before anything else.

Who knew a "simple" HDD cloning would be so dramatic?
No problem. Keep us posted. I'm interested to see what the issue may be (as I'm sure you are )
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Well, during my lunch break from work, I went home with a theory to test. (I'm one of those lucky sods whose home is close to my job.) I've been analyzing this problem a bit, and decided to approach things from another angle: Since the new hardware (the Seagate HDDs) seem healthy in most other respects (other than their propensity to generate the Event ID 51 paging fault errors), maybe the problem is actually an incompatibility with a particular piece of software which triggers the Event IDs.

Accordingly, I wanted to test a few programs that I run that I'm sure use heavy HDD I/O access. First on the list was Corel WinDVD 9. I set it to read a DVD ripped into the HDD, and bam! the Event ID 51s started. The system slowed to a crawl, the HDD access LED was on constantly, and the movie stuttered and stalled before resuming playback. I shut the program down, reconfigured one of the HDDs (the one with the page file partition) to re-enable SATA Gen 2 throughput (WinXP, apparently, throttles down the SATA connection speed/type when there are multiple I/O access misses, as there evidently are during heavy page fault usage), and restarted the system.

I then used another DVD media player, VLC, and to my astonishment there were absolutely no problems with playback.

I'm hopeful that I've cracked the pattern to solving this personal mystery.
    
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Please forgive the double post, but G.O.'s escapades with OCCT's error codes made me seek out some answers.

OCCT's error codes apparently translate thus:
  • Code 1 : thread stopped because another thread stopped
  • Code 2 : stop by user
  • Code 3 : memory error
  • Code 4 : calculation error
Source.

Hope this helps!
    
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So, Calculation error... that means like the cpu can't accurately finish a calculation, right?
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So, Calculation error... that means like the cpu can't accurately finish a calculation, right?
Well, I'd say that instead of saying it "can't," the processor simply "didn't" perform its math correctly.

The difference, of course, is the speed at which the calculations are being made, as well as the amount of calculations. The faster the processor works, the more calculations it's making within a nominal unit of time. If the CPU works slower, it can perform any given calculation correctly; make it run faster than it can, it will do the math incorrectly.

If I may, it's like this analogy: Imagine a sprinter on a track. She has a top speed limit defined by her athletic ability, the track surface, wind resistance, and all other possible factors. The point is, she has a limit to the speed she can run. If she tries to run faster than this limit, well, she'll trip and fall...

This is similar to what happens to a CPU doing rapid mathematics. If it tries to do things faster than what its limit is, it will make a mistake during the calculations; the stress test program will then report a calculation error.
    
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Thanks, that clears it up. (Nice analogy, I ran the 400M in high school track)
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