Ok ... i started seeing some random issues with my xp install a few weeks ago. First an explorer crash when changing shortcut icons, the other crashes in other programs. I did some checking and ran memtest86 ... that didnt show any errors. Then i noticed that chkdsk was showing errors on my main xp drive. I did a chkdsk /f and told it to check the drive on restart. It checked, found errors and then repaired. The thing is ... when i restarted xp chkdsk detected errors again! I tried running chkdsk /r in the recovery console ... but still it detected errors again. I even tried doing that and a clean boot. The errors seem to be random .... sometimes cookie files, other times volume bitmap. They dont seem to be numerous. What is this problem? Is it a harddrive failure? I've run surface scans from the manufacturor of the drive (WD raptor 74gb SATA), and they said everything is ok. Does anyone have any suggestions?