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Okay, I'm trying those steps now (sorry it took so long for me to reply, I was mighty busy this week). Hopefully this works and I'll be able to back up my stuff. Then, I will try reformatting and installing everything from scratch. *weeps* :whistling:

Thank you kindly for your help.
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Well, in true "kick you while you're down" fashion, my newest Windows installation has also died. I think this string of events might have something to do with my hard drive. I think it's toast.

It's a 250 GB Maxtor SATAII hard drive. I had just bought it in the spring. If you agree and think it's dying, then I'll go try to get it replaced at the store at my earliest convenience.
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I would be inclined to replace it
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Thank you, Keith. I guess this concludes our little adventure. I really appreciate your help.

Cheers. :whistling:
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Hope it goes well

Another thing you can run is this




Click this for a guide to using Memtest



Click this to download Memtest



Run it overnight if possible
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