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Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Stafford, UK
Problem with sporadic hard locks (related to JMicron?!) - 03-27-2009, 06:46 PM
So far I have had 4 episodes of a hard lock in Windows The whole system just totally freezes (including mouse) and the only way to get the system back is to hard power off. I'm running a Dell Mini 9 with a moderately nLite'd version of Windows XP Pro SP3 (with all latest updates). I keep getting intermittent hard locks when an SD card is present in the JMicron JMB38X card reader (verified by running the PC for 24 hours with no card, and 12 hours Memtest86+ to exclude faulty RAM). What I was doing when these issues occurred:
1) Copying large files from USB to SD card
2) Installing .NET Framework 3.5 from SD card (reverted to stock SD card drivers after this)
3) Totally idle at windows desktop
4) Trying to open C:\Windows folder
Looking through the Event Viewer, I see lots of these errors like the one below - full pics of the errors are here: 1, 2, 3 BUT - apparently this is "normal" power-saving behaviour according to JMicron support. When these errors occur the entries for the card reader in Device manager disappear (when there is no card present).
HOWEVER, the hard locks are definitely related to the presence of my SD card in the reader... will need to experiment with different cards to work out which of the two is the problem I guess!
Any help appreciated :|
8GB STEC SSD ~ 16GB SD HC Card ~ 2GB PNY DDR2 ~ Intel WiFi Link 5100 ~ Bluetooth ~ 0.3MP Webcam ~ Windows 7 RC 7100 x32
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