Posted 13 June 2008 - 09:41 AM
I'm having an issue with a computer I built somewhat recently. There were a lot of part replacements and it came out to be an E6750, Asus P5K-E Mobo, 4x1 GB Crucial DDR2, nVidia Geforce 8800 GTX 768 MB and a 500 Seagate HD.
Shortly after building this box, it began to have issues. It would randomly blue screen and reset before I had time to read the error message. I built this computer for gaming, and WoW is one of the games I play in my spare time. One day while playing, the game crashed and gave me an error message (rare). Upon restarting the game, it told me that it was missing or had a corrupt file. Following the steps, I eventually downloaded a file recovery scanner from Blizzard. I figured this was sufficient for this error, as it was supposed to repair the file. To my dismay, upon running it, it told me that WoW, as a whole, was too corrupt and needed to be reinstalled. Upon attempting to reinstall from the CDs that came in the box, it would give me error messages at random points during the install and end the installation. Now, the CDs are rarely used and in almost perfect condition. Upon attempting installing the game on my laptop, the install went smoothly and I ran into no errors. Yet, my desktop was corrupting the files while the install was being performed.
From there, things went really downhill. The blue screen/restarts increased in frequency. Then came the final blow. My computer started presenting a boot error, saying that a file was missing or corrupt. The location was (approximately, I'm not there to look at the error message currently) C:\Windows\Config\Windows32\System. I looked at the thread about boot error fixes before posting here, and I have run Recovery console to do checkdisk innumerable times. Sometimes it fixes it. Sometimes it freezes. Regardless, the file will recorrupt itself eventually. So, after pulling my data off and backing it up, I wiped the drive clean and reinstalled XP.
The same error has presented itself without installing anything on it.
Does this mean it is a hardware confliction of some sort? I'm at a loss as of what to do. Any help is appreciated.