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Windows 7: Controller Chip help?

28 Apr 2010   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 Service Pack 1
 
 
Controller Chip help?

Hey all.

My laptop has been having trouble for the last while, such as becoming crippingly slow when I play music files or random Blue Screens. I had Windows XP on it when the symptoms started. So then my boss, who's an IT Expert diagnosed my machine with a Hard Drive Controller chip fault.

A chip on the mobo - great.

Anyway, I installed Windows 7 x64 in a dual boot with XP a week or two ago and It seems to be running pretty fine - no corruption, music errors only happening rarely and no blue screens so far!

But then my Windows XP install decides to corrupt for no reason. :/
I repair installed and it was all ok - but then the next day, it corrupts again.

I want to know, if Windows 7 is working alright, then should I just remove the XP partition and dedicate the entire drive to 7? Or if that's not the case - what can I do about the controller chip? I'm only 16 and haven't much cash for a new system - and soldering is out of the question.

Please, what should I do?

I'll rep you if you help!

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28 Apr 2010   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate (32 bit)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Crimson The Bat View Post
Hey all.

My laptop has been having trouble for the last while, such as becoming crippingly slow when I play music files or random Blue Screens. I had Windows XP on it when the symptoms started. So then my boss, who's an IT Expert diagnosed my machine with a Hard Drive Controller chip fault.

A chip on the mobo - great.

Anyway, I installed Windows 7 x64 in a dual boot with XP a week or two ago and It seems to be running pretty fine - no corruption, music errors only happening rarely and no blue screens so far!

But then my Windows XP install decides to corrupt for no reason. :/
I repair installed and it was all ok - but then the next day, it corrupts again.

I want to know, if Windows 7 is working alright, then should I just remove the XP partition and dedicate the entire drive to 7? Or if that's not the case - what can I do about the controller chip? I'm only 16 and haven't much cash for a new system - and soldering is out of the question.

Please, what should I do?

I'll rep you if you help!


Sound like your expert friend may be correct about it being a Hard Drive Controller chip problem. If you don't really need WinXp for anything yes I would would suggest doing a full clean full install with only Windows 7. If you still have HD issues you mayhave to look into another motherboard.
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28 Apr 2010   #3

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Sounds look your notebook over heated at some time.

I hope you do not use your notebook on your lap, as this will make it over heat.
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