File system errors

I just made some upgrades to my pc, I had an HP Pavilion a6157c with Windows Vista Home Premium 32 bit. I upgraded the processor first (from a Core 2 Duo E4400 @ 2.0 Ghz to a Core 2 Duo E8500 @ 3.16 Ghz, that way I could upgrade to a 64bit Windows 7 ) and everything worked great, then I proceeded to install Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit and again, everything worked great, the I installed the drivers from the motherboard (Asus P5Q Pro Turbo) and when I restarted my PC after the installation the nightmare began...

It took my PC around 1 hour to boot, it stayed a LONG time showing me the flash screen, so I restored the PC to the previous point to the drivers installation and everything worked great. I didn't try to install the drivers again, seems like they're not needed. Then I replaced the RAM (Corsair XMS2 4GB).

I started to install games put my multimedia files into my secondary hard drive (2TB Western Digital Caviar Black), that I bought 1 month ago (no issues until now). The application and games that I installed on the drive stopped working, when I tried to access some folders where "corrupted and unreadable" according to Windows. So in Computer under the driver properties>tools>error checking>check now, I checked the two boxes "Automatically fix file system errors" and "Scan for and attempt recovery of bad sectors" and then "Start". It took like 6 hours or more but then it got fixed.

But now the file system is getting corrupted again and again. I reformatted the drive and it got fixed temporarily, then the file system started to corrupt again. I have to reinstall programs in order to get them to work, I'm trying to not use the drive but I have too many files and my main HD is not enough for them, and now some files are getting corrupted, their size gets reduced to 0 bytes. And to access some folders I have to fix the file system under error checking (not the bad sectors), I've done this like 10 times during the weekend and today.

Returning the drive is no an option since it was bought on Amazon and I'm not in the US.

Please, do you have any suggestions?
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  1. Come on, someone at least has to have a clue...
  2. Did you run memtest86+ after installing the new ram? Bad memory will corrupt data.
  3. Hawkeye22 said:
    Did you run memtest86+ after installing the new ram? Bad memory will corrupt data.

    Now that you told me I tried to, I downloaded the Pre-Compiled Bootable ISO (.zip) and burned the disc image but when I boot from the CD all I get is the number 1004 over and over again...
  4. Did you burn the ISO properly? You can't just have the individual ISO file burned to disc. Most disc writing software will have an option to burn the ISO properly.

    If you don't have disc burning software, try Image Burn.

    Read the instructions on how to write an ISO file.
  5. I burned it properly with Windows Disc Image Burner, but I burned it again with imgburn and the same thing happened.
  6. Maybe you got a corrupted download. Try downloading it again.
  7. Same story, I downloaded it again but the same thing happened.
  8. Odd, I just downloaded & burned the iso and it worked fine for me.
  9. Yes, its odd. I hate when these things just don't work. Anyway, thanks a lot for trying to help me.
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