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Old Yesterday, 11:42 PM   #1
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Unhappy my computer STILL aint fixed! ARGH!

all right, so my machine is STILL on the fritz.

my uncle does techwork so I let him fix it. He was busy with other stuff, granted, but it took 5 months to replace a hard drive (dang virus!). but I digress.

okay, it still having problems. I have to turn in on about 10-15 times before it finally STAYS on, and even then I can only run it in safe mode. my uncle told me one of the sectors of the hard drive was corrupted because of the virus which is why I kept having problems. he said there was a way to fix the sector, but that it would probably just popping up again every 7 or 8 months. I also got that blue screen thing saying to disable BIOS cache / dump options.

so if my uncle replacing the hard drive didn't fix it, then I guess it could be the motherboard or the actual chipset itself. I don't know, can viruses corrupt an entire motherboard? I guess so if its a bad enough virus.

so am I right in assuming its motherboard/chipset? or how do I fix my machine without having to buy an entire brand new one? or is this just the nature of windows 7?
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Old Yesterday, 11:49 PM   #2
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It sounds like one of the sectors of the hard drive was corrupted because of the virus which is why you keep having problems. There is a way to fix the sector, but the virus would probably just keep popping up again every seven or eight months.
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Old Yesterday, 11:56 PM   #3
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It sounds like one of the sectors of the hard drive was corrupted because of the virus which is why you keep having problems. There is a way to fix the sector, but the virus would probably just keep popping up again every seven or eight months.


No shit sherlock.
That's why my uncle installed an entirely NEW hard drive. It was clean for about 2 or 3 days, then it started up again. If its a NEW hard drive, how is it still buggy? Unless the problem lies elsewhere...?
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You haven't really described the symptoms of the problem but I doubt it's a virus if the hard drive was replaced with a clean install of the OS. It's most likely a hardware issue.
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It sounds like one of the sectors of the hard drive was corrupted because of the virus which is why you keep having problems. There is a way to fix the sector, but the virus would probably just keep popping up again every seven or eight months.


Rofl I like this
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Old Today, 12:12 AM   #6
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when the hard drive was replaced was the os reinstalled or just copied over from the old hard drive
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Old Today, 12:26 AM   #7
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when the hard drive was replaced was the os reinstalled or just copied over from the old hard drive


he didn't say, but I'll be sure to call and ask him. I did a system restore which seems to help, but knowing my luck it'll probably start screwing up again a few days from now.
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Old Today, 01:35 AM   #9
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if it has just been copied, back up all your data and reformat that shit
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How do yo know your uncle isn't full of shit? I've never heard of a virus that infects the mobo but I don't know a shit ton about computers so it may be true. Go to a computer shop and get them to completely wipe the HDD with the program that I can't remember the name of and DGAF to look up, then get them to reinstall windows. Should fix all your problems unless this mythical mobo infecting virus is true.
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