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Firstly, PC is now pretty steady. Seems the application of a new PSU and GPU sorted out the BSOD, so thanks to all who helped. Can now complete all manner of horrible torture tests without a single dropped decimal or fail.

Question - sometimes when I am gaming, it'll loop the game (say 1 or 2 seconds worth) for anything from 5-30 seconds and then carry on. During this time the computer beeps and spins up the main HD.

When doing other things (such as accessing an application I haven't used in a while) it beeps before spinning up the HD. Can hear it spin up before it accesses it, and the PC freezes briefly, although the mouse pointer works fine

Is this normal? It didn't seem to do this before I disabled windows search in Vista. I wonder if the windows search option constantly accessing the HD has cooked it >.>
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Firstly, PC is now pretty steady. Seems the application of a new PSU and GPU sorted out the BSOD, so thanks to all who helped. Can now complete all manner of horrible torture tests without a single dropped decimal or fail.

Question - sometimes when I am gaming, it'll loop the game (say 1 or 2 seconds worth) for anything from 5-30 seconds and then carry on. During this time the computer beeps and spins up the main HD.

When doing other things (such as accessing an application I haven't used in a while) it beeps before spinning up the HD. Can hear it spin up before it accesses it, and the PC freezes briefly, although the mouse pointer works fine

Is this normal? It didn't seem to do this before I disabled windows search in Vista. I wonder if the windows search option constantly accessing the HD has cooked it >.>
SupahSpankeh, according to your signature you have three different hard drives. What hard drive in question is causing this problem? I'd suggest performing a full surface scan on each drive just to make sure there aren't any bad sectors. The below diagnostic utilities can be downloaded and burnt to a CD (bootable .iso)?

Western Digital Lifeguard tools: http://support.wdc.com/product/downl...sid=30&lang=en

Seagate Seatools: http://www.seagate.com/www/en-us/sup...loads/seatools

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