Posted 23 July 2011 - 09:13 PM
I've been having a terrible time with a computer that will freeze up temporarily. Everything will lock up for about 20 seconds or so, then go back to normal. Oddly enough, things like mp3 files will continue to play during the freezes but nothing responds, and the task manager doesn't show any programs taking up resources. I've tried everything from virus hunting to removing all unneccesary program, but to no avail.
I have two 500mb hard drives set up in a RAID 1 configuration. One thought is that there's something wrong with one of the drives or even with the onboard (nVidia) controller. My question is: can I simply unplug one of the drives and boot up the computer? I know this will probably mess up the RAID and I won't be able to set it up again (which is OK - I can just back things up some other way), but is there any problem with doing this?
Any help/answers/suggestions would be greatly appreciated!
Thanks in advance,