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Ok, so, this is now the 4th or 5th time this has happened....

After I reinstalled windows, which ive done several times over the past year of owning the equipment in my sig...

I have had some issues with the harddrive where after a while, where windows will load, and then if i click on my computer right away, it takes a solid 5 minutes to detect anything, all I get is the flashlight folder search icon.

This happened tonight after I installed a copy of POWER ISO. Normally it will just do it one day. whether or not I recently installed an application like that or not.

IAlso, my harddrive has become increasingly noisy over the past couple of months. I dont know if its from overclocking or what, but it is frustrating me to no end. Does anyone have any clues? Any help would be great appreciated...

~Rich
     
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i&-2720QM HP GM67 Quadro 1000M Generic 
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Sounds to me like your HDD might be on the way out. Try downloading a program like SpeedFan and use it to monitor the SMART chip on your HDD, this will help you find out if your HDD is in good health.
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DL speedfan (http://www.almico.com/speedfan431.exe) and click on the S.M.A.R.T tab, select your HDD and click "Perform an in-depth..." and see if everything is okay
    
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thanks for the advice, I just find it interesting that after i isntalled power ISO tonight it did it. i wonder if it has something to do with virtual drives..

I did the test and it says everything is normal, and that my harddrive is running at or below the level its supposed to be... Hmm could it be a chipset issue with my board? Its done it across several BIOS updates so I know its not that...
     
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Intel 3630QM GTX 680m SLi 16gb ddr3 1866mhz 256gb Samsung SSD 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
256gb Samsung SSD 750gb WD Black DVD/RW/BluRay notepal U3 
OSMonitorPowerCase
Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit 18.4" 1080p 330watt power Brick Alienware M18x-R2 Chassis Black 
Mouse
Logitech G500 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i&-2720QM HP GM67 Quadro 1000M Generic 
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15.6" 1920x1080 & 22" Dell External 1680x1050 HP Elitebook 
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256gb Samsung SSD 750gb WD Black DVD/RW/BluRay notepal U3 
OSMonitorPowerCase
Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit 18.4" 1080p 330watt power Brick Alienware M18x-R2 Chassis Black 
Mouse
Logitech G500 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i&-2720QM HP GM67 Quadro 1000M Generic 
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