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post #11 of 23
Why dont try to reasamble all again, and clean some dust that can be inside?
Also try to reinstall windows!
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post #12 of 23
And get the Maxtor tools (their seagate now right)

You can find out wat's wrong with you HDD
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post #13 of 23
Yeah dude, like a lot of people have said this definitely sounds like a harddrive problem. I usually get this problem when a file in the Windows directory is currupted/missing. Happens usually do to inproper restart/shutdowns/possible virus and in the worse case scenario, dying harddrive.
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What is this 3.3v thing? Why did it behave that way?

Edit: I plugged out my DVD reader drive, cause its lights were flashing like there was a party going on inside. And now it seems to have been in windows long enough for me to start a virus/ ad-ware scan. Where can i download maxtor tools?
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post #15 of 23
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I downloaded SeaTools for Windows from the Segate website and ran the following tests with these results.

Short Drive Self Test - FAIL
Long Drive Self Test - FAIL
Short Generic - PASS
Long Generic - FAIL

So it is clear now. One by one my PC components are failing. You know i have helped many people with PC problems in my day. But i don't think all their problems add up to the problems i face with my own com. People say **** happens now and then but sometimes i wonder why does it happen to me way too much. Anyway, what's done is done. Then how about my DVD Reader drive problem? When reading large cd files i get cyclic redundancy error and reading DVDs i can only read like 1/4 of it. It's failing too right?
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post #16 of 23
Then there's also the option of a corrupt southbridge.

The cyclic redundance can also appear when your cd's scratched (badly)
And the dvd reading only 1/4 sounds weird to me (because if it is your laser failing it's either the cd one or the dvd one (their different ones )

So check your oc for a south bridge prob.

And try with a different HDD so you can or cannot rule out your hdd.
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post #17 of 23
Just sought after your 3.3v prob.

Correct me if wrong, but is'nt the southbridge using 3.3v ?

and other than that voltage fluctuations can seriousley mess up a computer.

from overvolting the laser in your cdrom to damaging chips on the mobo.
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post #18 of 23
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Man, now my PSU and my south bridge? That sucks. If i have a faulty south bridge, what can i do?
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post #19 of 23
Well you can't be sure it's your south bridge, it could be though.

To be sure test it with a known to be working HDD and if that one fails too it's the HDD controller located inside the southbridge, wich would result in getting a newer mobo.

Ruling out possibility's will help you find out whats wrong
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post #20 of 23
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Wait! Come to think of it, i really think it is my south bridge. Because when i got this mobo, i never could get my IDE 2 to work. As in i couldn't have a secondary master and a secondary slave. It would keep detecting and not detecting it again.
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