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First up, my hard drive problems. Whenever I try to do certain things, my computer BSOD's. I had the codes written down on a piece of paper, but I believe it was thrown away by the wife. I looked the codes up before, and they all pertained to hard drive problems, although a few of them were not on Microsoft's website. The BSOD's only occur when doing any of the following:
Running Ad-Aware's scanner
Running Eusing Free Registry Cleaner's scanner
Running Avira Antivir's Rootkit search.

Spybot S&D scans just fine, CCleaner's registry cleaner runs just fine, and Antivir can do its regular scan just fine. So I think the problem is either in my registry, or perhaps my hard drive is dying. If anyone can shed some light on this, it would be most helpful.

On a somewhat unrelated topic, I've been giving some very loving looks at the Sytrin SHF1 hard drive cooler - it has great looks, is supposedly very quiet, and looks perfect for me. I can't find the yellow version though - Newegg only has the black one in stock, and all the usual suspects (FrozenCPU, Performance-PCs, Sidewinder, Petra's, and Xoxide either don't have it or are out of stock - and none of them have the yellow version anyway). I'm hoping someone here might know of where to find the yellow version, and if anyone here actually owns the SHF1, I'd love to hear your comments (good and bad).

I'll hold off on the drive cooler if the hard drive problem is going to require a new drive though - no sense wasting a thermal pad (or is the pad that comes with the SHF1 reusable?), if I need a new drive, I'll probably pick up a Seagate 7200.11 500GB drive next month.
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Please pardon my saying so, but since you have the CM690, I wouldn't think a hdd cooler would be necessary. I mean, my hdd's stay at 30°C 24/7, and that's with the stock cooling in a 21°C room. I mean, that blue LED fan is blowing right at my HDDs keeping them pretty cool (but if 30°C is warm, then of course I wanna know about it).

I say that if you have either another HDD or an dvd burner with enough DVD's, you could easily reformat and be back up and running in just a few hours maximum. I mean, this is why I have two hdd's. Drive C is for all installed programs and Windows, and D is for the Desktop and My Documents. This includes Setup Files, Driver Setup Files, a folder I call "Backups", which contains Outlook XP data files, Firefox Profile files (including the bookmarks), saved games, screenshots of Services.msc so I can remember what to disable for top performance, a screenshot of Add/Remove just in case I forget to install something, a .txt document documenting some settings that might be hard to remember for certain programs, and lots of other things I don't want to lose.

Or, use as many DVDs as it takes to save all of your data, and reformat. Of course, if this doesn't solve the problem, then the hdd may have a problem. But it sounds like a mysterious virus or some other really weird thing causing these dumb problems (yeah, I do feel the frustration with you).


I hope this is helpful at least a little bit.
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It's useful information, but not exactly what I was looking for. I've got backups of all my data, I'm not worried about losing anything - I just want to know if it's time for a new drive, or just a good formatting (I'm worried that if I format and my hard drive buys the farm I'll be without a computer for a few days, which is annoying).

As for the drive cooler, it's not so much for cooling as it is for cabling purposes - if it were a fanless drive cooler I'd be all over it just as much as I am now, I just love the look of the Sytrin. With the hard drive up top I can use a single SATA power connector for my optical and hard drives, which gets rid of one extra modular connector in my case. The only modular connectors that I will need hooked up are a single SATA power cable, one PCI-e cable, and one Molex power cable for fans. You have the same power supply and case as I do, you know how cramped it can get with more than a few cables being routed through that hole at the bottom of the motherboard tray.
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Originally Posted by RayvinAzn View Post
It's useful information, but not exactly what I was looking for. I've got backups of all my data, I'm not worried about losing anything - I just want to know if it's time for a new drive, or just a good formatting (I'm worried that if I format and my hard drive buys the farm I'll be without a computer for a few days, which is annoying).

As for the drive cooler, it's not so much for cooling as it is for cabling purposes - if it were a fanless drive cooler I'd be all over it just as much as I am now, I just love the look of the Sytrin. With the hard drive up top I can use a single SATA power connector for my optical and hard drives, which gets rid of one extra modular connector in my case. The only modular connectors that I will need hooked up are a single SATA power cable, one PCI-e cable, and one Molex power cable for fans. You have the same power supply and case as I do, you know how cramped it can get with more than a few cables being routed through that hole at the bottom of the motherboard tray.
But I like a tight fit.

Would you end up only needing one SATA power cable for 2-3 SATA devices?
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But I like a tight fit.

Would you end up only needing one SATA power cable for 2-3 SATA devices?
I only have two SATA devices - and each SATA power cable has two connectors. If you wanted to add another HDD or optical drive, you'd probably need to use the other connector (or maybe it's safe to use a Y-cable, I'm not sure on that).
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I only have two SATA devices - and each SATA power cable has two connectors. If you wanted to add another HDD or optical drive, you'd probably need to use the other connector (or maybe it's safe to use a Y-cable, I'm not sure on that).
Oh, I never thought of a y-cable. Hmm..
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