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post #11 of 22
that sounds like a bad hard drive

tell it to run scandisk overnight
start -> computer
right click on your C drive -> properties
tools tab -> under error checking, click [check now..]
tick auto fix errors and scan and attempt recovery of bad sectors
and click [start]

it will prompt you to restart
click no and restart when your ready
it will take several hours to scan the disk

when windows restarts after scanning the disk
click start, right click on computer -> manage
in the left pane pick computer management, system tools, event viewer, application

in the right pane, go down the list til you find the scandisk log
if you see several errors that are disk then you should start looking for a replacement



wd disk clone utility is fairly easy to use
http://support.wdc.com/product/downl...l.asp?swid=119

run it, pick clone, then source, and destination and restart and it will go to town copying the disk
when it finishes and shuts off, boot to bios and set it to boot from the new disk
post #12 of 22
Thread Starter 
alright well, i got windows re-installed. all of my necessary drivers installed. All of my core programs(firefox, kaspersky, spybot, malware bytes, hwmonitor, cpuz, etc,etc) Also managed to squeeze in Dirt 3 and DoD overnight and while I was at work.

So far, all is running flawlessly. GFWL signs in the way it is suppose to.

However, I will still run scandisk overnight and report back with results after work tomorrow.

EDIT:
Also, when you say several errors.... how many are we talking about?
Edited by mwl5apv - 7/21/11 at 10:10pm
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post #13 of 22
more than 0

if the source is 'disk'
also check under event viewer -> system
post #14 of 22
sounds like you got a profile problem and certificutes.....


easiest way is to creat new profile and drag and drop the files over you want and need.

the other way to see if you hdd is broken or on its way.... unhide everything andf look for a folder called found in the main directory of

C:/ Found

if you have a thing like that your hdd is broken and needs replacing
Edited by levontraut - 7/22/11 at 12:26am
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post #15 of 22
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ran scandisk overnight. but im having a hard time finding the scandisk log. what and i looking for exactly and where? I go to event viewer. Then in the far left window pane i click on windows, then application but cant find anything for scandisk. or am i not looking in the right place.
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post #16 of 22
sort by source, then find 'winlogon'
double click on it, it should open and say scandisk results
look for a bad sector count
post #17 of 22
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alright well. When i sort by source. And look for "winlogon" I get quite a bit of events. here is a quick shot of what i am getting. and where i get sent to for "further details" of each log.



and the 2 different events are
Further details: http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/l...8WS.10%29.aspx




Redirected to: http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/l...8WS.10%29.aspx

I also get an error event which is...

and further details are: http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/l...8WS.10%29.aspx

what am i looking at here?
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post #18 of 22
in the general tab, one will have the scandisk results
post #19 of 22
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ok, i found it. The source was "Wininit"



looks like everything came back clean...So does that mean windows was corrupted before?
Edited by mwl5apv - 7/22/11 at 6:09pm
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post #20 of 22
the drive should be fine then

looks like your orig user acct was borked
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