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Windows 7: Windows 7 corrupts every couple of days.

16 Dec 2010   #11

Windows 7 x64 Ultimate

I'll second that it's very likely either bad ram or some other problem with the ram OR it's a bad HD/Controller/Cable and the files are corrupting themselves on the HD itself. Even a bad/incorrect HD controller maybe.

You can try removing ram down to either 2 or 4 gig and see if the problem goes away. Also, replace the HD sata cable (or IDE cable) and use a different port (Those sata ports at both ends are pretty dodgy in some cases) Finally, try a different HD.

Ooops, ignatz snuck a reply in ther ewhile I was editing

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16 Dec 2010   #12

Windows 7 Ultimate x64

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Josh156 View Post
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Please accept my apology for not acknowledging you. Hello to you :) and welcome to SevenForums. I hope we can get your problem solved.
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16 Dec 2010   #13

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit OEM

Thanks again for all the responses, I have the memtest running currently. The first hardrive I purchased was faulty, when I returned it I had the store run tests on the new one to ensure it was working so I dont think its the hardrive (but you never know). I thought it may be bad cables so I have tried 3 seperate SATA cables in 3 different ports to no avail. As for HD controller how would I determine if thats operating incorrectly?
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16 Dec 2010   #14

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1

You would run the manufacturer's diagnostics tests on the hard drive yourself, on your system, rather than paying for a store to do it for you. If there's a problem, the tests will let you know.
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16 Dec 2010   #15

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit OEM

I did'nt pay for the tests they ran, the guy running the repairs counter offered too so I would'nt find out it was bad when I got home. I am unsure as to whether or not he ran the manufacturers test but I assumed their testing software was equally adept at checking for defects. I will run WD test as soon as the memtest is complete.
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16 Dec 2010   #16
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Are you wiping the HD before reinstall, to get the slate as clean as possible?

Use these tips to get a perfect reinstall, based on hundreds done here: re-install windows 7

If the issue persists you'll know it isn't the install or OS.
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