Hi\n\nI have a Asus TUSL2-C mainboard,\nPIII 800MHz, 512MB, Asus GF2,\nSblive CT46xx, unnamed nic.\n\nI also have a 40GB quite recent Seagate Barracuda IV disk as Primary master,\nPlextor 8/4/32 CDRW as secondary master and 27GB IBM drive on secondary\nslave.\n\nTwo weeks ago the system started locking up. I noticed that filesystem of\nthe seagate had become corrupted during some operation, and thought it was\nonly fat32 acting up. I had a Norton Ghost image of the drive on IBM drive,\nbut that didn't work as I had deleted a part of the norton image stripe file\nset :(\nAfter pressing reset, the seagate disk had disappeared; bios didn't seem to\nrecognize it without power-cycling the system.\n\nLast weekend I ran the seagate& ibm disk tools, no errors were found on\neither of the disks. I tested the seagate disk on a second system and no\nerrors were found. ThenI did a total fresh reinstall of the system - and\nntfs this time. Installed the latest Intel Application Accelerators too.\n\nLast week the system was still locking up, and now I moved the IBM disk to\nprimary slave. I left defrag running on the seagate drive in hopes of\ngetting the system to lock up, and it sure did. After reset, bios didn't see\nany drives on primary ide. Power-cycling helped this time too.\n\nAre there any documented cases of this type of behavior? I did some googling\nand found out that newer Sb Lives (the Player and 1024 -versions) had some\nACPI shortcomings resulting in IDE problems, but I can't really connect\nthese two together.\n\nIs my MB officially dead? Is there anything I could try? I have yet to\nconfirm similar symptons when I have the disks on secondary IDE, but that\nwould only confirm that I still have that working, or confirm that the ide\ncontroller is totally broken.