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Everything keeps corrupting in windows

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My friends computer keeps saying his files are corrupted. His drivers for his Video card hit the fan and now they are corrupt too. Its an old maxter and we are looking for a hd diagnostic program that wroks for his computer.

He has a E6300, 2GB 667 Ram, 8600GT.
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It could need reformatting and a fresh install of XP, but try other options available first.
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no pci lock and too high fsb can cause damage, does the drive support smart ? if yes just download speedfan it check for smart. if you cant boot into windows you can always repair it from recovery console, or press r during windows installation
    
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http://www.tacktech.com/display.cfm?ttid=287#maxtor - Some diagnostic programs for Maxtor HDD's.
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post #5 of 10
he has a new system and an old harddrive why?
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he has a new system and an old harddrive why?
Perhaps he did not have a new Operating System...?

*not said in a snide manner*
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Perhaps he did not have a new Operating System...?

*not said in a snide manner*
Or he just felt like upgrading everything but the HDD
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post #8 of 10
will he can try to use linux if that helps other wise reformat
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Its either its a bad OS install or your HD is dieing.
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post #10 of 10
Twinnuke, what's the story here?

Have you run Scan Disk to check for physical errors?

Does your friend have the OS CD? If so then maybe a repair install will help.

Or as others mentioned, a reformat and a fresh install.
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