I often find it funny when I am unable to solve my own computer problems. I equate it to the carpenters unfinished house.
I got a sweet DVD burner for Christmas, and it’s been hooked up for a month now. I have successfully made 1 DVD. The $20 pile of crashed DVD-R’s in the trash was starting to pile up. You see – the system would write about 20% of the data, the system would blue-screen, and then reboot.
Updated the BIOS, the drivers, the software, the DVD firmware, the VIA main board drivers, and then went to SP4. Click… Burn… Crash.
I turned off the “reboot automatically feature” and was able to see the offending command. NTFS_FILE_SYSTEM was causing the boat to run aground. I googled the dump and the responding Microsquash tech article said in so many words:
Of course it worked. It’s always the simple stuff screwing up the complicated stuff. It’s always the complicated stuff screwing up the easy stuff. I was able to backup some files on the single remaining DVD-R I had.