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Sorry this is kinda long

I'm at my wits end with this machine. It all started about 2 weeks ago. I just bought a GTX 460 about a month and a half ago. I suspect its the GFX Card because I tried updating the drivers from nvidias website after installing the drivers off the CD and I remember it giving me problems when I first installed the card. the only drivers that worked where the ones from the CD but when trying to install the drivers from there website 258.xx and 260.xx the installer would give me an installation failure message, so I just left it alone. Everything worked fine until just recently. Now finally the computer will just freeze. it gets to the point that sometimes but not all the times the computer will freeze right after booting up. I was running Windows 7 until I said enough. I then tried installing Ubuntu but it would take ages between screens trying to install, so I decided that I would just install Windows XP and I am seeing the same thing as I did in 7. The fact that Ubuntu was taking forever to load and transition from option screen was a sign that it couldn't be a driver issue since at that point the installer is using generic drivers right? I don't get any BSOD's from Windows. Just freezing and if I let it do its thing it will come back but not always. I tested the memory and went two passes just a bit over two hours with no errors and stress tested the GFX card using FurMark and nothing came back negative. But I still think its the GFX card and/or the CPU. but the CPU is not spiking (1%-3%) at most. I din't know what else to do.
Edited by Xx_xBLADEx_xX - 1/15/11 at 11:22am
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I have screen shots of errors from Windows XP. I never had these errors in Windows 7 so maybe this will help.



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could be the hard drive, download manufacturer diagnostics tool ans check it
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Would a bad hard drive be the cause even though its not the system default hard drive? I guess I can try by disconnecting the D:\\ and see if that helps, but I will do a diagnotics on it before then just to make sure.
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Might be worth browsing through a few of these,a lot of people have this error with USB portable drives

http://www.google.co.uk/search?q=del...&start=10&sa=N
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I am testing as I type this with the provided program from western digital. So far so good, and I did look up the suggestions from google. (Thanks wiggy2k7 ) but all those erros seem to fall on external removable drives. I don't have anything connected to the computer at the moment except the dongle for the mouse and keyboard (USB). Other than that I can't see what the problem might be other than perhaps the network adapter like the errors have indicated
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