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Old 06-29-2007, 04:49 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Lately I've been having serious problems with my computer.

Are there any free hardware and software diagnostic programs anyone would recommend?

I goggled but got a load of random stuff and didn't feel to good about them.

What happened is after a reinstall of windows, about 24 to 48 hours I lose critical windows files and need to reinstall.
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Old 06-29-2007, 08:30 AM   #2 (permalink)
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try memtest for RAM, use hdd checker for hdd corruption these should be the two main causes of your problem
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try memtest for RAM, use hdd checker for hdd corruption these should be the two main causes of your problem
Thanks

I replaced my old 160Gb hard drive with a 150Gb raptor I used for HD video capture on another computer. So hopefully thats taken care of.

Which memtest should I try.

Memtest86+ - Advanced Memory Diagnostic Tool
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memtest 86 and download the iso image and burn it to disk then run it for 12 hours on boot if there is any problem with ram it would of found it by then. Why do you use a raptor for hd capture seems a bit perverse
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How so? I used it so it could take in HD images for long periods of time without backing up.

Thats what happens with the program. It captures the images then has to render or follow up or something if you have a slow hard drive. When I got the raptor the problem ceased.

So to make sure. I download the ISO from that link I put up there then burn it to a cd.

Then run it off a CD.
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