|For the last couple weeks randomly while running wow, my comptuer will beep (one short one) textures will flash, and then it will usually freeze. When I restart and look at the description in the event log, I see:|
"An error was detected on device \Device\Harddisk0\D during a paging operation.
This confuses me for a few reasons, 1, my pagefile is not on the D drive, and 2, I have 2g of ram that as far as I can tell from the task manager, is still more than enough for what I'm running, if it all went to physical memory.
Secondly, for a test, I deactivated the pagefile entirely, and tried again. It works for a while, and then it decided to do almost the same thing. It beeped (didn't flash the textures this time) and froze. I came back and saw:
"An error was detected on device \Device\Harddisk0\D during a paging operation." was what happened.
HOW can I have an error writing to disk for a paging operation when I deactivated the pagefile?!
As far as the problem itself, my best guess is that my power supply was undersized for my system (a piece of evidence for this is that the -12V rail according to CPUID is either -12.2, -8, -7, sometimes -4, and it keeps bouncing). It's a 350W for a system with an SATA hard drive, a Geforce 7800GT (maybe GTS, can't remember), and a dvd-burner. I'm thinkign that it might not be giving enough power when necessary, and causing things to lock up when it pulls more power than it can provide.
I'm getting a bigger power supply soon (500W) but any wisdom on this issue would be greatly appreciated.