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Windows System Error

  • System Error
  • Windows XP
Last response: in Windows XP
January 19, 2005 11:34:28 PM

Hi. I have encountered a problem with a couple of PC's I've been given to fix. They won't boot and display the error 'file windows/system is corrupt' If I reinstall Windows it works fine for a while then after a week or so bang - the same problem. I've swopped out the main components - memory, mainboard graphics etc but this keeps comin back. Anyone any thoughts what the main cause of this might be? You can get all my contact details at thx Paul

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January 20, 2005 11:51:20 PM

I have come across this as well and oddly enough I had replaced the HDD and it fix the problem. One of the hDD did come up with bad sectors when I ran some HW diags. the other one did not but i replaced and tried anyways and it did get rid of the problem.
January 21, 2005 8:57:45 PM

Use memtest86 to test the memory.

Utility from hard drive manufacturer to test the hard drive.

Run prime95 and maybe a few other benchmarks at the same time to see if your system is 100% stable when pushed to th e limit.

If you know the memory/harddrive is good (from being tested in another system) and yet they test bad it could be the motherboard that is at fault).

Also do a virus and adware scan.