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Overclocking i7-860 caused Hard Drive Failure?

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I overclocked my i7-860 to 3.6ghz a while back and just now to 4ghz with new SSD HDD and memory. I used to not get past 3.6ghz by increasing VCORE but increasing VTT helped me get to 4ghz.

When adjusting these settings in bios and booting back up to stress test I noticed that I sometimes have to run a hard drive consistency test. That didn't seem to be a problem until now with my new hardware.

When going for 4ghz i was prompted to do the consistency check but I skipped because I figured it was gonna pop up again after playing some more with the settings and I didn't want to do it multiple times.

After booting up I noticed that my new hdd was no longer accessible, it said bitlocker encrypted so I restarted to do the consistency check. It took more than 10 hours, it used to take 20-30 mins on my old HDD. The final few lines in the consistency check screen said that 7mb were bad sectors but the rest seemed ok.

I booted back up but my HDD was still not accessible. I tried formatting through Windows Disk Management but that gave me an error so I tried EaseUs Partition Master but that gave me an error as well: "There are some error occurred while writing partition chains on disk".

It now is showing up as Not Initialized in windows Disk Management and it gives me this error when I try to initialize but following the instructions didn't help: "The operation failed to complete because the disk management console view is not up to date. refresh the view by using the refresh task. If the problem persists close the disk management console, then restart disk management or restart the computer"


I don't care about loosing data on the HDD because there barely is anything on it since i just got it, I just want to be able to use it normally.

I need some help with this how should I proceed?


My System:

Gigabyte p55-ud3
i7-860
Sandisk Extreme II (on Sata II port)
Western Digital Velociraptor 1tb (on Sata II port)
4x4GB Mushkin 1600mhz 7-9-8-24 (2 of them are rated at 7-8-7-24 but running all at 7-9-8-24)
Ati Radion HD5870
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When overclocking are you locking your pci-e frequency and compensating for memory frequency so that only the cpu is overclocked? If not so start by doing so to stop your HDD from being affected by your changes in the bios.
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Create a bootable GParted USB stick and boot from it. Use Gparted utility to delete the partition table. Apply, create new partition table, format and then apply. Hopefully it works
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Beast
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7 7700k 4.9Ghz 1.312v Asus Z170i Pro Gaming MSI GAMING GTX 970 1545/3900Mhz 1.23v G.Skill Trident Z 2x8GB 3000Mhz 14-14-32 1.35v 
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Pioneer PDP4280XD Corsair RM650x Fractal Node 304 B&W 602S2's, B&W M1 Surround, Arendal Sub1 
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