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is my hdd corrupt?

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So I've been getting blue screens lately and i ran a diagnosis on my .dmp file with whocrashed and this is what i got back: http://prntscr.com/443k5k
So I tried running a hdd diagnosis with seatools for windows and after starting a long generic scan, the number of errors it found on my drive kept going up till it hit about 200 then the scan fails. I read on a forum that if the scan fails it means my HD is corrupt (not sure how reliable of info that is) I went with it for a bit and assumed my hard drive is corrupt so I started looking around for a new HD to get and heard good things about the WD black series. I have not ordered it yet because I figured I should go on here and ask if i'm skipping any steps here or if its possible that it could simply be a driver or something causing my blue screens, or if I should just go ahead and pick up the new hdd.
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  1. If Checkdisk/repair can't fix it and Seatools can't fix and MiniTools can't fix it then it's too far gone and you need to get a new hdd. Maybe try a ssd for the OS and HDD for data.
  2. If Seatools cannot even produce a report telling you the drive is bad I would be concerned that the PC has a deeper problem, perhaps with memory or motherboard, and I would test for that before assuming drive is bad, try this:http://memtest.org/ If memtest fails then the HD is not the primary problem, it will be something on the motherboard.
  3. It's bad memory.
  4. From your dump file, I'd say Blackbird is right. Check your memory with Memtest
  5. I tested my memory with memtest and it didn't find any errors
  6. Post your build - detail your memory. Is it all the exact same sticks?
  7. i7Baby said:
    Post your build - detail your memory. Is it all the exact same sticks?


    i5 2300
    sapphire radeon 6950
    12gb memory (not all the same, 2 4gb sticks is corsair and i think the other 2 sticks are 2gb kingston but theyre the same speed)

    i havent made any upgrades/driver updates recently, the blue screens just started randomly.
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    To be sure they will work, you need to use IDENTICAL ram - same make and part number.

    So my guess is that's why you have this problem.
  9. i7Baby said:
    To be sure they will work, you need to use IDENTICAL ram - same make and part number.

    So my guess is that's why you have this problem.


    alright i'll test that out tomorrow, didnt even think to try it because ive been using it for like 2 years and never had a problem. thanks tho.
  10. But the memory had been working for an extended period, right? And now it is passing Memtest. So I'm back to thinking it's something else. Do you have a different hard drive you could test on the PC? You could install Windows on it but just don't attempt to activate it during the test period. If it runs OK then you may simply need a new hard dive as you originally suspected.
  11. Well see if you get the same problem with identical memory in it. even if its just the one Corsair stick.

    If so, then yeah it's something else.
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