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Hey folks,

I'm in somewhat of a dilemma, and I'm hoping someone int his community is knowledgeable enough to be able to help me.

As of recently, my computer is getting a constant "CRC error" whenever I try to install or extract anything. While these errors initially appear small, it seems to be impacting the overall performance of my PC.

Interestingly, this error only occurs on my desktop, and if I have the installation files on a USB disk and attempt to extract it on my laptop, it works perfectly fine.

I've tried formatting my hard drive, reinstalling Windows 7 multiple times, installing Vista, ran 10+ passes of memtest without error, set my CPU to stock settings, etc, etc. Everything comes out fine.

I'm thinking that my hard drive is simply dying out on me, but I can't seem to find much information that would support this theory. It also might be bad drivers, but I can't find any info to support this either.

I have the following programs always installed on my computer:
CCCP Codec Pack
Micosoft Security Essentials
uTorrent
Nvidia Display Drivers
Motherboard Drivers (from the Gigabyte site)
iTunes
EVGA Precision
EVGA OC Scanner

Anyone have any ideas?
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All signs point to hard drive failure. Try downloading and running SeaTools for Windows or DOS to be sure.

I'd recommend just taking the plunge and buying a new hard drive. A decent 500GB HDD can be had for $40 - $50 so it isn't the worst thing that could happen.

If that doesn't work I'm somewhat stumped, it seems like a pretty obvious hard drive failure to me though.
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