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  1. Corrupt files on multiple installs

    I just wanna say thanks for the help. I found some other desktop I could put my SSD in to test, this is what I found: My SSD was about 60% full for a long time. Once I had the OS set up I never really installed new programs or kept any data. It appears that because of this any downloads or temporary files would write to the same few blocks near the middle of the SSD (if I think of the storage space of the SSD to be linear). So that section was where all the bad sectors were at. I was able to replicate the file corruptions by installing all my programs/updates until I was near this "dead zone" and then download a large file which would then become corrupted. If I installed a large game instead of a large file, the game files would become corrupted. Now this was strange to me because I thought data was written randomly but it appears that my SSD wrote data sequentially. I am still not sure if I am correct about what happened, but I had to buy a desktop anyways because when a friend and I tried to "test" parts of the laptop by themselves we broke a pin off the CPU.
  2. Corrupt files on multiple installs

    Thank you for your reply. I did use chkdsk /r /f and it repairs/deletes corrupted files that it finds. I also used Intel's SSD toolbox to check for bad sectors and read the SMART data, it says the drive is healthy and has about 1/2 of its life left. I also made sure to delete all backups from WHS 2011. Since the device is a laptop I cannot swap much hardware besides the SSD and memory. I don't have spare memory but I ran test using each stick of memory by itself without any errors. I am ready to believe the laptops main board is ready to die. I'm sure it is possible to fail after years of heat. I think I should rule out a virus because new installs off the OEM DVD still produce errors. Trouble shooting this type of stuff has been a real learning experience for me. And I have always been wary of taking my computer to a "professional" repair shop for fear they will just tell me what I already suspect.
  3. Hello, I am hoping to find some help here. I am constantly getting corrupted files on my Windows installs. A little background: About 2 months ago my laptop got a virus. I couldn't remove it so I restored my Win 7 OS using a WHS 2011 backup. In a few days windows found some corrupt file errors and corrected them with check disk but would not boot into windows (Safe Mode or even command prompt). I thought the backup might be corrupted so I did a fresh install of windows 7. After a few days windows ran into more corrupt file errors that would keep it from booting. So I thought my Win 7 install .iso might be corrupted, I redownloaded the .iso and did a fresh install again. Again more corrupt file errors keeping me from booting. Tried the Win 8 .iso and after a day Win 8 found more corrupt file errors but this time I was able to boot into Win 8. The corrupted files kept Win 8 from resolving DNS so no internet or network access. (Strange) The windows dvd's cannot repair the issue in any case. So I thought it is a hardware or driver issue. I installed Ubuntu linux and have been running Prime95 for the past 27 hours with no errors. These corrupt file errors only occur after some time. So everything is running fine, then I might come to my computer in the morning with an error message. My thoughts/questions: Is it possible that my WHS 2011 box is serving a virus to this laptop via its Connector app? If this is the case why is my other Win 7 laptop unaffected? If the hardware is fine why would my other laptop, which has all the same programs installed not have any problems? Linux runs just fine on that machine, which makes me think my problem is software and not hardware. Sorry for the long post, and thanks for any advice.