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XP mystery crash

By bakesale
Jul 30, 2008
  1. I've got a machine that benches incredibly well. But whenever it goes back to the client, it all of a sudden crashes and corrupts the hard drive. if you take out the drive and run a check disk and put it back in, it runs great for a few more hours. We've replaced EVRYTHING but it still does the exact same thing. There are zero errors in the event viewer as well, and the blue screen is just a generic stop error. no codes or anything.

    it's a gigabyte ga-p35-s3g with a core2duo, 2gb ram on xp pro (sp 2 and 3 do the same thing).

    if anybody has any insight that would be awesome.

    thanks
     
  2. mailpup

    mailpup TS Special Forces Posts: 8,484   +233

    I'd wonder where the client is plugging the machine into. That is, is the wall socket overloaded, defective or something? Is the client using a surge protector or perhaps a UPS?
     
  3. CCT

    CCT TS Evangelist Posts: 3,556

    Hard drives can easilly 'corrupt' if shut down improperly. Thus, it is likely the crashes are the cause and mailpup has the logical suspect.
     
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