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Sidguard

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My pc seems to be having problems shutting down/starting up. After reinstalling Windows several times, I'm gonna go ahead and assume it may be a hardware problem. I'm able to take my computer apart fairly easily, so my pc itself is a mismatched assortment of parts I've replaced over the years.

Essentially, a few months ago, when I started my pc, it would want to repair or use backup files. This happened a few more times over the week, before it completely burned out and I had to reinstall windows. I assumed I had picked up a virus, so I thought the problem would be solved.

But, its happened again, and after some further attempts to fix the problem, again. With the 3rd time I also am getting frequent blue screen of death, so often it takes 2 or 3 tries to turn my computer. Additionally, I have 2 hard drives, a C and a D, but as of the 3 reinstall my computer will only register the D drive. Both these drives are pretty old (30gb and a 200gb), which the rest of my computer is up to date (A.k.a reasonable new parts), which leads to my question.


The gist of it - Are my old hard drives causing my computer to shut down improperly, and thereby causing all these problems, or do I have a different problem?
 

Oddba11

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Check the STOP or ERROR code on the BSOD....that will indicate what is causing the problem.

As for the HDD's, they can be tested using the drive manufacturers disk tools available from their website. Run the short and long test. If any errors are reported, there is likely a drive issue and it needs to be replaced.
 
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