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Problem with my hard disk?

By ixfingerzxi ·
I have been trying to install a game called Runes of Magic(3.4gb download) but when i tried to install it the first time I got a corrupted or missing file error. So I tried a 2nd time and the file that was corrupt worked but another file got the same error. So i tried a 3rd time and the same thing happened(The files that were corrupt or missing worked but another file got the error. It's happened to me with lots of games. Sometimes programs that I've already installed and confirmed to be working will crash when I start them but after a restart of my pc they'll work again like nothing ever happened. So anyways XD I'm at a total loss of ideas as to what the problem is and I would be very greatful for any help I receive. thanx

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Test your Ram with a Utility like MemTest

by OH Smeg In reply to Problem with my hard disk ...

Or if you have the Ultimate Boot CD use that and run a Full Set of Diagnostics on your RAM.

If you have different Brands or Models of RAM you could be experiencing Timing Issues where different Sticks are running at different Speeds and causing this type of Error to occur. Or it just may be a Faulty Stick of RAM that is the problem.

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i have

by ixfingerzxi In reply to Problem with my hard disk ...

I ran Memtest about a week ago. I let it run for about 10 hours and it returned 0 errors. I've also formatted my hard drive and reinstalled vista.

anymore thoughts?

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If these are legit games,

by Dumphrey In reply to i have

then you could have a bad cd or corrupt dl. But memory errors and or flakey disk or disk controller could be the problem as well. Try switching the disk to another sata channel or IDE bus. It could even be a flaky disk cable. Re-seat your ram and check cables for good connection. Also try running with only 1 stick of ram at a time.

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It's also possible that the Optical Drive

by OH Smeg In reply to If these are legit games,

Is Flaky and needs replacing. This happens if you leave Disc's in the drive while it is not being used.

If you need to constantly have a Disc in a CD Drive install a Virtual CD Application and load the CD from there to run the Games from. It's about 100 times faster anyway so it will improve your gaming experience.

All that you will loose is a bot of HDD Space and get a much better result for all Games that need to run off a CD.

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Tried

by ixfingerzxi In reply to If these are legit games,

(If these are legit games,

then you could have a bad cd or corrupt dl. But memory errors and or flakey disk or disk controller could be the problem as well. Try switching the disk to another sata channel or IDE bus. It could even be a flaky disk cable. Re-seat your ram and check cables for good connection. Also try running with only 1 stick of ram at a time.)

by Dumphrey | 12/16/08


Yes they are legit games, most of them are free2play anyways. But I tried everything you said except for swapping the cable since I don't have another right off hand. And as for the optical drive, I don't see how that could be the problem since I don't run anything off the drive. XD

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