Hi all, I have yet another strange problem with my computer. It seem that every HDD i put in this computer fails within a week or so. All the drives start off with no bad sectors or reallocated sectors. Then after a couple of days S.M.A.R.T reports that the drive has reallocated sectors. At first this does not worry me that much until the reallocated sector count starts rising by the minute. After about 5 or so days in my computer the drive starts to make windows run very unstable and i start seeing alot of blue screens. After awhile the drive fails. I brought a second hand Maxtor 20GB HDD for my computer because the computer cant handle any bigger drives then that, (computer is year 2000). When i first got it it had no reallocated sectors. Then after a couple of weeks Windows xp started to crash alot. I decided to try and do a reinstall. Big Mistake, i tried installing every os i have, 98, XP, 2000, NT4 but not a single one would install. I installed windows 2k on an old 4.3GB drive i have and set the 20GB as a slave. I ran a hard drive monitoring tool on the 20GB and saw that the hard drive had 639 reallocated sectors. A short while after that the hard drive completely faild. Now my 4.3GB is also getting reallocated sectors and has gotten 34 in the last 2 days. It to started off with none. I tried switching ide cables around and using a different one with the hard drive but that did not work. I also tried removing my IDE Controller drivers and just tried using the stock Windows 2k ones but that also did not work. What could be causing this problem? Could it be the motherboard? or would it be something else? I also have a 10GB seagate drive that also got reallocated sectors in this computer but i removed that drive before it got too bad. This drive only has 7.