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Windows 7 repair issue

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My wife just notified me after coming home that the desktop was off (was on when she left home) and after starting she was greeted with the Windows needs to repair. After attempting to repair she reboots it and is again greeted with the same Windows needs to repair screen. No blue screens of any kind.

System is kept very tidy and clean with case filters. I originally built the system in Oct. 2011 (see dates below for HDD install dates) Memory is new matched G-Skill installed roughly 4 weeks ago (upgrade from 8Gb) and has been running flawlessly. Memory settings are default and set to use XMP profile 1.

Run both CPU Z & HWmonitor and neither have showed any unusual patterns in the preceding days/weeks. Temps and voltages nice and stable. CMOS battery replaced ~ 8mos ago with new lithium battery.

FYI: I did run a complete back up of both C: and D: drives a few days ago (Incl. partitions) using EasUS Free Edition (current version) I have the backup on a portable 1TB WD Passport drive USB 3.0. I also have a Windows repair CD made from the OS.

I'm leaning at this point that the drive is failing. I'll attempt to get it to repair via the Windows repair CD when I get home. Any other suggestions appreciated?

System specs: Home built

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit SP1(fully updated)
Core i5 2500K (unclocked)
Gigabyte GA-Z68XP-UD3 (BIOS F-10 latest)
G-Skill Trident 16GB DDR3 CL7-8-8-24 (4 weeks old)
XFX HD Radeon 7870DD 2GB DDR5 256bit (Crimson 16.5.3 drivers)
Sound Blaster X-fi Xtreme gamer (drivers are current)
Seagate 1TB SATA3 32mb cache - C: OS drive (~6yrs old)
Hitahci 1TB SATA3 64mb cache D: (~3yrs old)
WD 1TB SATA3 64mb cache G: (8mos old)
Rosewill mid tower Challenger
LG Blue ray burner DL
Antec 650w PSU
post #2 of 3
Try taking one ram stick out and using only one individually if it's 2x8GB DDR3 memory. Also try the other stick with the same procedure to see if it helps.

Otherwise yeah maybe the hard drive with the operating system installed on it has gone faulty.
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The RAM is fairly new ~ 3mos G-Skill Trident 16GB DDR3 CL7-8-8-24. I was however able to get the OS to boot by going into 'Safe mode' running a disk check/scan for and attempt recovery of C: drive. Windows event viewer listed several log files referring to Disk1 has a bad cluster. All the files were 1-4 mins apart in time approximately 10-12 of them. I noticed that there were approximately the same number of the bad cluster references back on the 12th.

At this point in time I have the system up & running. I do have an image of the partition & C:/D: made from about 4 days ago. I also made new emergency boot disks Windows & EaseUS emergency WinPE disk.

The drive that is referenced is my oldest of the 3 drives it's a Seagate 1TB SATA3 HDD.
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