I've had this computer for just over a year now and it's been plagued by what I think is hard drive failure. Problems normally start out of the blue - the last time it happened I was playing BF2 when the game crashed to desktop and refused to load up after this. After this I got frequent blue screen errors in addition to warnings about svchost.exe as well as messages saying "your computer recovered from a serious problem" and a lot of other illegal operations/warnings. Often when I start up my computer no HDD is detected whilst other times checkdisk runs automatically but never finds any problems/errors.
I've tried scanning for worms and viruses to see whether this could be the cause but again nothing has been detected. Usually the only way to fix it for a while is to completely format my HD and reinstall Windows but the problem usually comes back after a few months then I need to buy a new HD (on HD #3 in just over a year
Today, I installed a new HDD but I got lots of errors/crashes during Windows installation which makes me think it has something to do with another bit of hardware besides the HD.
Anyone ever had a problem like this before and know a way to fix it?
Thanks and sorry for the long post :P
-AMD Athlon 64 Processor 3500+, ~2.2Ghz
-NVidia GeForce 7800GT Graphics card
-Deskstar 7200RPM 160GB SATA HDD
-AsRock AMD-SIS As20C motherboard