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So I've notice some very peculiar things with my new rig's 2tb samsung spinpoint f4. Games don't really seem to run well on it (often crashes or can't install). For example, I had my sc2 folder on my external hdd. I ran it off that for a while and decided i wanted a clean install. I threw in my disc and got different errors everytime during installation. Figured it might be my dvd drive or disc so I downloaded it off the blizzard website. Still errors. Same thing happened with Star wars the force unleashed 2. Friend gave it to me as a gift and it craps out and wouldn't install so I torrented a iso. Tried using that to install and was a no go. Figured since it was torrented it couldve been just the file. Tried it on my sis's hp envy 14 installed perfectly. Tried the disc as well, installed perfectly. Decided I would just move the raw folder from her laptop to my comp. Throw it on my comp won't run. Crashes after splash screen. I try running it off my external works like a charm.

Is there anyway to test my HDD? Its only about a month or so old and this is really irritating. Crashes in sc2 left and right and it really hurts my win/lose ratio.

build consist of:
HAF 932
AMD 955 BE OC'ed 3.8ghz
ddr3 4ghz ripjaw 1600mhz
msi nf980 motherboard
2x gtx 460 768mb galaxy
ocz 850w gamexstream
thermaltake frio
and the 2tb samsung f4 spinpoint

any help would be appreciated
 

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Run a SeaTools extended scan (DOS style).
http://www.ultimatebootcd.com

If you get any errors, back up all data ASAP and replace the drive.
i'm currently running the commercial version of seatools as i kinda had a hard time navigating through your link and googled seatools instead. Is there any real difference between the two?
 

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Personally the DOS version has been a bit more reliable than when I tried to use the Windows one.

UBCD is basically a bootable CD with a bunch of diagnostic tools on it, including SeaTools.
You can get it from any of the mirror sites listed.

http://ubcd.sourceforge.net/download.html
thanks i'll give it a try when I get home from class in 2hrs
 

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If it's not very old then you should be able to rma quick and get a replacement. Seatools has a drive self test, if it fails even one dst, then according to them it's bad, and should be replaced.
 

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so i passed both long and short dst tests after 5 hours and 30 + mins. On reboot my comp wanted to do a chkdsk and i just let it run. It deleted a quite a few of what seemed like corrupted OS files. I was in the process of moving over forced unleashed 2 to test if it would crash when my computer froze and I had to reboot. Wth is wrong with my computer? Could it be a bad OS install? Should i run repair tool
 

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Just reading through this thread.... If you are overclocked, it probably isn't stable. Have you done a memory test to check your RAM?

If it passes the seatools test the drive should be good. You may have a problem someplace else. It could be a virus or bad RAM. My guess is your overclock isn't stable. Run a memory test and a cpu overclocking test like Prime95. If you have errors, you have an unstable overclock.
 

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I had ran memtest86 prior to the seatools a week back as I had a few memory management BSODs. Ram came out clean without any errors. Earlier I BSOD'd with system service exception literally seconds after i finished my paper without it being saved.. which explains why im still up at 2. As far as I know 3.8ghz is fairly reasonable for a 955 with 1.4v
 
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