Windows System Error

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 www.barrada.co.uk thx Paul
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  1. Probably the wrong forum. Your hard drives seem faulty or the ide controller may be at fault. That'd be a good start.

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  2. Or he's using VIA chipset boards, you'd be amazed at how many times a simple configuration issue makes their hard drive controllers go loopy.

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  3. Run memtest86. If it fails, up the v-dimm.
    Have you enabled hdd smart check in bios?
  4. Smartcheck isn't enabled - would that help it?
  5. Crashman - I am using VIA chipsets on Socket A boards - one Asus and the other Gigabyte. What alternative do you recommend is better?
    thx

    www.barrada.co.uk
  6. Nothing from VIA surprises me, that's due to the fact I avoid them at all costs.

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    Nothing from VIA surprises me, that's due to the fact I avoid them at all costs.

    Same here, and that's due to the fact that I've had the misfortune of having a VIA mobo on my work PC a few years back. :(

    What really sucked about that was that three years later when my monitor died I was able to dig up the invoice (to find the purchase date and see if it was still under warranty or not) and it turned out that my company <i>had</i> ordered me the 440BX that I had requested after all. And it had been the OEM that we had ordered from that had screwed me with that VIA POS. :O All that time I had just thought that my company hadn't listened to me.

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