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post #1 of 20
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Alright guys, I have just finished prefecting my install of XP Pro Sp2 and I have done some pretty wild overclocks, system has hung because of them and such. Can this "corrupt" my OS? (I've heard of this happening)

Symptoms:

*Pictures in firefox are loaded and have some distortion at the bottom of the picture.

*The Log Off button in my start menu has randomly disappeared, to log off I have to CTRL-ALT-DEL. My normal welcome screen changed to the plain login where you have to enter your Username and password with "Okay, Cancel, Options" buttons at the bottom.

*Some program downloads dont come out right. Most do work and this may just be bad luck.

What do you think guys, bad luck or a reformat(i'd hate to)?

*****If pics would help I could take some screenshots of said distorted pictues.
post #2 of 20
No. you don't just "corrupt" an OS like that. Also images always help, did you check for viruses? and did you touch any system settings?
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I tried to get a distorted image...no luck (figures) I altered some processes after reading a tweaks tutorial. (none that should have made a difference) I use windowblinds intermittently. Spyware scanned with Adware and Sbybot, clean. Can an unstable overclock cause corrupt/bad installs and images?
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I tried to get a distorted image...no luck (figures) I altered some processes after reading a tweaks tutorial. (none that should have made a difference) I use windowblinds intermittently. Virus scanned with Adware and Sbybot, clean. Can an unstable overclock cause corrupt/bad installs and images?
I'm not sure if this is what you mean but, Adware and spybot are not virus scanners, they are spyware scanners. For viruses you need something like AVG.
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Im 100% sure ur overclocking isnt causing it, (how much did u OC?) no im sure u didnt overclock 1GHz or sometin and its a software issue, and things are pointing to WindowBlinds.. try uninstalling it (u may use system restore) why would u use windowblinds? its horrible, its a resource hog and only skins few things, if ur looking for skins go here; crystalxp.net
o yea and download Kaspersky 6.0, its the best
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Im 100% sure ur overclocking isnt causing it, (how much did u OC?) no im sure u didnt overclock 1GHz or sometin and its a software issue, and things are pointing to WindowBlinds.. try uninstalling it (u may use system restore) why would u use windowblinds? its horrible, its a resource hog and only skins few things, if ur looking for skins go here; crystalxp.net
o yea and download Kaspersky 6.0, its the best
Well, I overclocked 957mhz over my 2000mhz stock. I will uninstall windowblinds, I was using it because I was unaware of better. I just tried to download AVG and it was corrupt.
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AVG was corrupt? is WinRAR saying its corrupt? wat r ur temp. readings?
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o yea and if all fails, then set urcpu back to stock and check it out, but thats ur last option...cuz its a pain i the ass
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post #9 of 20
I had a corrupt AVG download when i DLed it a few days ago. You have to download it again, and then it should work (mine worked the 2nd time).
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ok good, cuz he has already had to many "corruptions" today..
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