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Woah...some freaking stuff going on(games disspearing?)

Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by miksanity, Feb 10, 2008.

  1. miksanity

    miksanity New Member

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    Hey guys, i just noticed this for the second time, im pretty freaked out...this is the case: I have a 250gig WD hard drive, my games keep disappearing off it... like ill come out of a game, and notice my doom3 icon is gone..then when i click it, it says " problem with shortcut". This also happened for two of my hitman games...GHOSTS OR WHAT?!

    Bad sectors or soemthing? what do you guys thing?
     
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    Please take some time to fill in your System Specs.

    You say this happens when you exit a game, or is the game crashing on you?
     
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    X2 4400 @ 2.6 @ 1.45
    Motherboard: Abit AT8 32x
    Cooling: 2 Nzxt case fans, 1 insane thermaltake fan, Z-9500
    Memory: 1 gig pc 3200
    Video Card: ATI x850xt Platinum Edition
    Harddisk: 250 gig SATA 2 3 GB/s
    CD/DVD Drive: dual layer burner @ 16x
    CRT/LCD Model: 20" widescreen Samsung 206BW
    Case: Nzxt Apollo ORANGE
    Sound Card: onboard (WANT AUZENTECH PRELUDE!!)
    PSU: OCZ GameXStream 700W
    Software: Windows home



    I left GTA san andreas, i look and doom 3 is off my hdd, this also happened with 2 of my hitman games. gta san andreas had a bug and crashed because the disk wasnt in the drive, and boom, doom 3 just leaves my comp...hmmmm
     
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    O.K., so now we get to what I believed at first. The crashes are corrupting the files.

    When is the last time you ran a defrag of your HDD? Are you sure you have your CPU underclocked?

    Any error messages pop up after the crashes? Had a peek at the Event Viewer (Control Panel>Administrator Tools> Event Viewer>System log & Application log) for more clues.
     
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    check the smart status of your hard drive, and download WD checkup tools and check the status of your drive, it could be dieing. I lost a WD drive due to heat problems, same thing happened to me.
     
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