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Can a defective dvd drive mess up windows or the computer?

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Phantom Miria

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Here is what I mean. Originally I thought that the hard drive was failing in my friends computer, it still may be, but could a defective dvd drive actually mess things up? Like, when you load something, it loads but it doesnt load the whole thing, so it doesnt run correctly but theres enough files to run the program. Like windows. I checked the error logs and the hard drive had mass errors, but, when windows was redone the dvd rom had mass errors, the hard drive usually has errors a couple days later. So, could a defective dvd drive load a program enough to run, but not fully, then could the hard drive think its erroring when the reality is its not? The reason I think this is because I loaded 6 games, 2 loaded fully, 3 had missing files and had to be deleted, and 1 wouldnt load cause a file couldnt transfer. Heres what it says at about 36%.

Component Transfer Error

Component : Cabs US
File Group: SWCABS US
File: D:\data2.cab
Error: Data Error (Cycle Redundancy Check)
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Neil Jones

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Cycle Redundancy Checks when browsing CDs often come about because of a disk that's heavily scratched to a point where its unusable and the file the computer wants lives on the scratched bit. Alternatively it can be a sign of a defective drive or other hardware issues if it continues to occur with a clean CD.
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In addition to what Neil styated, to rule out the hard drive, go to the manufacturers site and download and run the tools that will check the HD.
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