at the end with this Vista Pc----

Creativecontrol

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Thanks, so not good idea for a primary pc, bcs its gonna expire eventually.

Back to Vista for me, maybe XP is the way...
 

cerebus

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This doesn't really sound like an OS issue. At a guess I'd say there's some corruption in your hard drive perhaps? Have you run a simple disk check? If your data is backed up I'd seriously do a clean format and stick with Vista. If it isn't backed up I'd run out like now to get a spindle of dvd's because if this problem gets worse you could lose everything.
 

Creativecontrol

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hey Cerebus, i just backed my stuff up to an external, chkdsk best way, or some tools to use? Yeah this Seagate 500gb, is suspect to me, only a yr old though....
 

cerebus

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Chkdisk is fine. What's the serial of the hard drive? If it's a 7200.11 then it's an immediate suspect.
 

cerebus

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everest free edition will tell you - I think cpu-z may have that info as well.
 

Creativecontrol

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ST3500320AS Barracuda 7200.11 SATA 3Gb/s 500-GB Hard Drive | Seagate, i've got two crashed 7200.9 drives , why would it surprise me? how can people carry on buying this brand?
 

SlinkyMike

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Any chance that Vista is indexing? I remember having untold hassles with that.
..R0.02 :)
 
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