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I got five IDE hard drives from friends, 2GB - 40GB and I reformatted them all.

Now after taking all of them out and returning the PC to normal, I get a "files are ready to be burnt to disc" nag message. I click it to find that it just wants to burn a folder called "burn" onto a disc, when I have no discs inserted.

Also, on my desktop where two folders called "desktop" with a vista style folder image, which just took me to my general documents. On my desktop I keep a folder for game shortcuts, in here was another folder called "game shortcuts" and so on.

The most annoying of all however is the completely random software shutdowns I keep getting. I installed a game and although it doesn't require a shutdown, around 30 seconds later I get a "logging off" message as usual with a software shutdown, but then the computer restarts.

Anything to do with the drives? It's a brand new build and has never had any problems like this before. Not sure if it has stopped but it happened around 25 minutes ago last, and about 30 minutes before that.
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post #2 of 10
Sounds like the windows 7 IDE time out issue. I'd try upgrading your Controller software for your motherboard.

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This is getting even worse.

Every time I delete the folder on my desktop called "desktop" another 2 appear about 10 minutes later. I delete those and another 2 appear again. I go into my shortcut folder and every folder in there has another folder of it's self.

The "burn" folder that is demanding to be burnt is on a drive that doesn't even exist. BD-ROM Drive, "please insert disk" likes to pop up when I click that too.

Really, really, really annoying. The horrible noise from the IDE HDDs where bad enough for me to get rid of them, but now this.
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I'd get HDTune at this point and run a full health check on all your IDE drives. I think there is a limit of the IDE drives you can use.

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I'd get HDTune at this point and run a full health check on all your IDE drives. I think there is a limit of the IDE drives you can use.

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Sorry but I currently don't have any IDE HDDs in this computer at all. I use SATA.

Only IDE I have is a DVDRW Drive, it all started when I put five IDE hard drives in to format and check the sizes.
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I got five IDE hard drives from friends, 2GB - 40GB and I reformatted them all.
What about this???

So you've removed all these now?

EDIT - Ok you have, did you rebuild your OS after this. Chances are there are going to be system partitions on these disks that are causing your issues.
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I did nothing at all with these devices. The only thing that I did was format them, all of the memory was allocated to one partition. Some of them had windows but I didn't touch a single file in any of them so nothing got onto my computer. It just keeps putting folders on my desktop and I think the random shutdown has stopped. This is extremely annoying because after multiple restarts nothing has happened. I'm sick of so many folders just appearing everywhere.
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The "burn" folder that is demanding to be burnt is on a drive that doesn't even exist. BD-ROM Drive, "please insert disk" likes to pop up when I click that too.

Really, really, really annoying. The horrible noise from the IDE HDDs where bad enough for me to get rid of them, but now this.
Do you have any virtual drives installed? e.g. daemontools etc. Could be messing you up...
    
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just remove all the new drives and install them one by one until you find the duff one...
although,bd-rom sounds like a virtual disk
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