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I think my (C:) drive is about to fail...


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Since that has been brought up then I suggest you go to the Malware Removal and Spyware Removal Forum and run all the steps located in the
START HERE. These self-help tools will help you clean up 70% of problems on your own.
If you are still having problems after doing the steps, then please post the reguested logs in THAT forum.
If you are unable to run any of the tools then start a new topic in the malware forum and put this in the subject line...I am unable to run any malware tools

If you are still having problems after being given a clean bill of health from the malware expert, then please return to THIS thread and we will pursue other options to help you solve your current problem(s).

Add a link to this topic so that malware tech can see what steps have been taken here
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I posted in the Malware Removal forum and never got any replies, so I just reinstalled my OS. When starting up, the HP logo screen still stays on for a very long time like before, and I can sometimes get into My Computer without Windows Explorer crashing, other times I can't. What can I do now?
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The malware forum has always been a very busy forum. To late now but you should have posted in the "waiting room" if longer than 3 days.

What did you use to reformat and re-install the OS?
Was it a recovery CD?Was it a OS cd?
Have you installed all the drivers required for the board (if you used a XP cd)?
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Back on post 3 you indicated that the drive diagnostics shows failure.
Can you re-run the diagnostics? or did you replace the drive?
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I'm still using the same drive. When I ran the WD diagnostic, it ran the "quick" scan and found a problem, then ran a full scan after which it said that the drive had been repaired.
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I used a Windows 7 OS disk for reinstillation.
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Run a full scan on the drive because sometimes it can't repair the drive.
I would also run chkdsk/r till no errors.

Also I do not know if windows 7 installs all the required drivers. It most likely does not install the main board drivers.
Please Go to
1: STARTand the click on RUN
2: Type in devmgmt.msc
3: Click Enter
4. Look for any entries with Yellow Exclamation ! marks or Red X's

In your next reply please include those results
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I ran the full scan of the drive, and it found no errors. Chkdsk /r still will not run. The only things with any problems indicated in Device Management are an ethernet card that isn't being used and one of the built in memory card readers.
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I suggest since you posted your malware topic on the 10th and have not received any replies you eed to post in the Waiting Room with a link to your malware topic and original posting date. Also include a short description of your issue.
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