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    Failing HDD, memory or something else?

    lastnight and this morning my pc was fine and dandy and left it running all day, now tonight it's playing up a bit. just a few of the things i've come accross,

    1. tried running autoroute, loaded up (albeit a tad slower than normal) ok but as soon as i went to find a location it crashed and shutdown. now this hasn't happened before.

    2. programmes seem to be running with a delay in them, it's like you start something and it runs in slo-mo.

    3. went to print a map on multi-map via firefox, now just to check the print would all be on there checked print preview and nothing was being displayed except blank pages.

    now as title suggests could it be the start of the hdd failing or a memory issue (the slowness/sluggishness of programmes might explain that) or something else? it has stumped me, done the usual ccleaner/ad-aware/avg etc etc but nothing untoward came up.

    any help is gratefully received as i can't find my windows dick at the mo so a re-install/repair would be a problem.

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    Re: Failing HDD, memory or something else?

    It could be the ram, try Memtest

    It could be the hd, try HD Tune, do an error scan. Or try Seagate Technology - SeaTools

    TBH it does sound like a virus, malware, etc, but you said you have scanned for those. Have you tried playing a game, and seeing what happens?

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    Re: Failing HDD, memory or something else?

    Quote Originally Posted by shadowmaster View Post
    It could be the ram, try Memtest

    It could be the hd, try HD Tune, do an error scan. Or try Seagate Technology - SeaTools

    TBH it does sound like a virus, malware, etc, but you said you have scanned for those. Have you tried playing a game, and seeing what happens?
    not at this time of night, gonna leave it for now and have a play in the morning when the heads a bit clearer.

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    Re: Failing HDD, memory or something else?

    i would first run some better scanners such as
    SUPERAntiSpyware.com - AntiAdware, AntiSpyware, AntiMalware!
    and drweb cure it

    also run Memtest86+ - Advanced Memory Diagnostic Tool
    let it do a few runs
    Last edited by lodore; 19-05-2008 at 09:47 AM.

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