Sometime on Jan 29, Satish Alwani assembled some asciibets to say:
When i do major transfers to this box, the machine
ends up hanging.
Average transfer speeds in excess of 7000K or even higher than 10,000K at
Your hang has nothing to do with the spurious IRQ7. IRQ7 is the
parallel port interrupt, and it generally means that the interrupt was
generated, but no one sent it. This can happen for example if you have
some static near the parallel port pins.
What network card do you have?
Beer -- it's not just for breakfast anymore.