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Ugh... if it's not one thing it's another. After going though motherboards with memory issues I finally found one that works and now I'm having data corruption issues!

It all started when I switched motherboards without reinstalling windows. I figured it would be find since they had the same chipset, but nope. After BSOD again and again I decided to reinstall windows. That fixed the BSOD problem instantly but then I looked at all my backed up data and it was corrupted! Like for example, jpegs had random bars of color and most installers would say they are corrupted. Luckely, I had a previous backup, so not all is lost there at least.

I would have been fine just dealing with that but now the problem is growing. I tried to install office 2003 from a CD I have been using for at least a year and during installation is said some .cab file (on the CD) was corrupted! I used ISO buster to check for CD errors but it was perfect. So I tried installing again and it worked fine the second time - no corruption error.

I thought that would be the last of it but then today I downloaded the photoshop updates (1.0.5) and during installation I got a corrupted file error on something I just downloaded! As usual, I tried it again without changing anything and it worked fine.

Finally, I downloaded the installer for 3Dmark. Upon install, I got the usual corrupted file error, so I quit and tried again. Same thing. So I downloaded it again, and THEN it worked. This is seriously pissing me off.

So I ran seatools from the seagate website in windows (online mode) and selected the full scan. It said it would take 20 minutes but it was more like an hour, don't know if that's importint or not. Anyway, it passed with flying colors after a strenous hour of nonstop hard drive usage.

Now... I've run memtest 3.2: no errors
I've run prime 95 for at least 10 minutes: no errors
All temps and voltages are perfect (measured with digital multimeter and temp diode on side of heatspreader)

I don't know what to do anymore! Help meeeee!
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post #2 of 12
back as much stuff up as you can

low level format your drive (the really slow one) in the xp setup, restart the system and get to the recovery console, type fixmbr

reinstall windows and give that a shot.
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post #3 of 12
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Quote:
Originally Posted by The_Jester
back as much stuff up as you can

low level format your drive (the really slow one) in the xp setup, restart the system and get to the recovery console, type fixmbr

reinstall windows and give that a shot.
Will do! But do you know where I can get a free burning program that will do DVD-RW? Nero got corrupted and I don't feel like downloading it again. Sounds like a good idea too since I haven't done the low format in about 5 installs.
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download? i though everyone here bought everything

yeah - ill have a look for one

give me a couple mins
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http://www.download.com/Cheetah-DVD-...ml?tag=lst-0-3

This was suggested by Zippnog on another thread - i havent tried it ( i use Nero too)
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Quote:
Originally Posted by The_Jester
http://www.download.com/Cheetah-DVD-...ml?tag=lst-0-3

This was suggested by Zippnog on another thread - i havent tried it ( i use Nero too)
Argh... I can't even install it. I downloaded it four times but I always get the file corrupted error........

I guess I'll have to do a backup to another computer on the network.
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one of my friends has just gotten a new mobo, cpu and gfx card - he's had to reinstall windows - it BSODed the moment windows began to boot, it then reset the pc and set the CPU @ 200 mhz
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Okay here's the story so far. I closed a few programs and tried one last time to install that program. It got past the installer check where it had been failing before and I saw the splash screen but then my comptuer rebooted. As it was loading windows again, it said some windows system file was missing and to repair the OS. Soo... luckely I had a free partition with nothing importiant on it so I'm now installing windows on that one and leaving my old one intact. I'll let you know how it goes.
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good luck
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post #10 of 12
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Quote:
Originally Posted by The_Jester
good luck
Omg... Omg... Omg... It's fixeded

After installing to my other partition and finding no problems, I started thinking about earlier. I had run the computer for a day and installed a ton of stuff without a single issue and then everything went bad. Then I realized what I did at the same exact time all the problems started. RM Cpu clock. The little bugger! Not like it would help me now, though. So I decided to check out that error message to see if maybe I could fix the install now that I thought I knew the problem... the error message was magically gone. It just booted up like nothing was ever wrong and all the things I couldn't do before I can do now. Also... looking back, I was watching a movie from CD and there were all the green blobs in dark places. I thought it was just that one movie since I hadn't watched it yet, but watching it again now the green blobs are completely gone.

So a few final words: Users of the asus K8V-MX: stay away from RM clock!
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