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Old Mar 04, 2003, 10:29 PM
ps2wiz ps2wiz is offline
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I noticed that, what im saying is that he might be installing bad drivers/program/etc...Every time he installs xp. This also could be due to hardware, most likely RAM.

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Old Mar 05, 2003, 06:54 AM
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Defective RAM modules? I remember when I had one of those. My computer kept dying after the RAM reached a certain point (around 250megs) so I troubleshooted everything before realizing it was the RAM. I guess there was a defective chip on it.
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Old Mar 05, 2003, 07:54 AM
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The RAM is ok, the system counts all of it.
ps2wiz, I have only installed small programs like grabit, aim, smartftp, and norton. Nothing I didn't run on my old HDD (well I didnt run Norton because I didn't have BB, i just used an online virus checker, I installed norton for the firewall, I didn't like zonealarm)
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Old Mar 05, 2003, 08:10 AM
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Hi m8

Really strange one this,so have you ruled out a virus then...? As Yoshter said it could be a boot sector virus but unlikely. If the mbr is corrupted then you could boot with a bootable floppy ensure fdisk is on the floppy and when you have booted from the floppy type "fdisk /mbr". This wont affect your os installation though but will return the master boot record to original state.

Personally I think it's pointing towards your hdd,have you done a diagnostics on it yet as you may have 'bad sectors' on the drive and perhaps a std format is not picking them up. As yoshter said download a low level formatting utility from [url=***********.hgst.com/hdd/support/download.htm] IBM Drive Fitness Test Utility
pretty sure this will work with non IBM drives and test it out before low level formatting if it still comes through the test with no problems then reinstall os with No Applications at all and test it for a few days if it still throws up a problem go ahead and do the low level format and then reinstall again.

keep going m8 you will succeed

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Old Mar 05, 2003, 09:47 AM
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The IBM Utility is helpful...too bad my IBM drive is a tad old(1998...it's 13.4GB) it can't run the self-repair stuff.
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Old Mar 05, 2003, 10:17 AM
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[i]Originally posted by ps2wiz [/i]
[B]This problem is very unlikey caused by a virus. This error usually comes up when your drivers are curropt/unstable/etc....Are you you overclocking? Or this can happen due to a program, do you install a program before this happens? Maybe even SP1... [/B]
The solutions seem to have evolved into a virus issue when that is not necessarily the case. Many other options are being overlooked here. You and I seem to be the only ones willing to look beyond this.
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