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HDD failing?

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Would a failing HDD cause random BSOD's? I ran HDtach, it's running slower than I remember.
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Run HDTune error check and see if it comes with any red boxes. If it does, then your drive is dying. I wouldn't doubt it could be the cause of your BSOD's.
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I would download the diagnostic tools from your hard drive's manufactuer to see if it is indeed failing on you.

I would also be suspicious of your memory as well. Run Memtest86 to check that.
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post #4 of 5
A number of things can cause a BSOD, Graphic card. Bad drivers, viruses, failing HDD.

If you think your HDD is failing, download a few of the diagnostic tools that the other users specified and test your HDD. You might want to do a disk check and defragmentation. If you still get BSOD try to update ur drivers and get better cooling. If that fails. Buy a new hard drive and move your files over.
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What's the program that you can save your windows settings with, so I don't have to redo everything if I reinstall xp?
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