Recetly, my DG35EC w/ a 6650 processor developed a strange problem: When attempting to transfer .mp3 files within XP Home 32-bit, both the "from" and "to" windows (example: DVD-RW "D" to HDD "C") will freeze for over a minute. At this point (without any error messages), the desktop icons will disappear and eventually reappear as if desktop Explorer is shutting down and restarting.
This issue happens only when I attempt to transfer files between drives. Online downloads (.pdf files, e-mail) are working normally, as are programs (Paint Shop Pro, MS-Office, etc.). Again, this is a recent problem - up until about a week ago, I had no problems transferring data between drives.
Is the SATA controller on my board tanking? If anyone has a solution other than setting up an advance RMA it would be greatly appreciated. Thanks.