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Is my HDD going out?

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Ive had my hdd for about a year now and never had these kinds of problems until now. Twice my computer has undergone a serious crash while installing two different games. Each time my computer locked up when I restarted, Win7 runs very slow Windows explorer isnt responding for 10 minutes or not at all. The first time I used system restore which didnt help this made me think my hdd was corrupt I reformated, all is well until I installed another game which ive had for years this time system restore seems to work but couldnt this mean there is something wrong with my hdd?
 
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You tell me. Install and run CrystalDiskinfo and post a screen shot.
 
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Ok i installed CrystalDiskInfo and it says my hdd is good. How accurate is this program it took like 3 seconds to scan?
 

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Check your drive cables. May have a bad one.
 
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when your hdd is going out usually it show many bsod. clicking sound when it spinning. slow that unusual
try to defragment first and see does something that unusual appear?
 
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The only thing I know for sure is I have never had Hdd problems until recently. If the system restore couldn't repair it I knew it had to be corrupt. The exact same symptoms happened again form the exact same cause so I was afraid that I would have to chuck this Hdd. The system restore took hold this time and its running fine now but only time will tell. Thanks for all the feedback.
 

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Almost sounds like slightly unstable ram to me. Eventually if it isn't set correctly, it will corrupt a OS into dysfunction.

ever run a couple hours worth of Memtest86+ in DOS?
 
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Almost sounds like slightly unstable ram to me. Eventually if it isn't set correctly, it will corrupt a OS into dysfunction.

ever run a couple hours worth of Memtest86+ in DOS?
yap sometimes when you cant install any apps its from err on ram or just system :roll: :roll:
but i guess its from your OS, try to clean install it and see how it works :D