my system is : motherboard- asus A7N8X-E Deluxe
CPU- AMD mobile Athalon XP 2400+
RAM - Kingston hyperX DDR PC-3700
hard drives - 2 Western Digital WD800JD serial ATA
i usually have the 2 hard drives set up in a RAID 0 array, plugged directly to the motherboard.
the CPU is slightly overclocked, but the temp never gets above 50 degrees celcius
ive been having problems with system stability. sometimes when i turn on the computer, windows wont start. Sometimes i get an error message saying a file is missing or corrupt, sometimes i just get a blank screen.
so using the windows CD i go through the process of the REPAIR CONSOLE. once i get to the repair console screen i run CHKDSK (windows tells me that the volume appears to be in good condition) so i run CHKDSK /P to force windows to check the volume anyway. after it does its "additional checking or recovery" it says that "chkdsk found one or more errors on the volume" Then i run CHKDSK /P again and it doesnt find any erors.
so then i type "EXIT" to have the computer start again. Everything seems fine for a while, then i start to have very slow start up times, ill find that some of my files are missing, or windows wont start again. i repeat the repair console process, and then it works fine for a little while.
so this has been going on for over a month now.
this morning windows wouldnt start again. and i figure i should do a fresh install. i figure that maybe i should try it without the RAID array, so i completley format my hard drives and reinstall a fresh copy of windows onto one of the drives. the same thing starts to happen moments after ive installed windows.
so i go through the repair console again, and this time just to see what happens, right after repair console finishes checking and repairing the volume, i turn the computer on and then off again right away. then i run the repair console again, and somehow it finds errors on the volume. after it fixes them and tells me there are no more errors on the volume, i turn the computer on and off again, run the repair console once more and it finds errors again.
how is it possible that everytime i turn off the computer, windows gets corrupted?
so far ive tried a different motherboard, a different processor, ive had it set up on the RAID array and on a single ATA drive, all with the same results.
ive run MEM TEST 86 on my memory sticks and they both pass
ive run the Western Digital diagnostic on both my hard drives and they pass
some people here have suggested maybe i have a virus. i have the Norton anti virus fully updated and i run virus checks all the time. and today since the corruption seems to happen every single time i turn off the computer (even minutes after ive reinstalled windows, and before ive gone online) im havin a hard time believing that a virus is responsible.
hope someone can tell me what the problem is......