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mayagrafix

Member
Joined
May 2, 2002
Location
Mexico
Wazzup with this NTLDR.DLL file that keeps corrupting on HDD? Every 6 weeks or so I hafta reformat and re install my OS because the file corrupts. Does anybody have a work around? or is there some maliciuos virus I dont know about on my system?
 

Oni

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Apr 5, 2001
Location
St. Catharines, Ontario Canada
Data corruption can be caused by too much overclocking, or overclocking certain components beyond their limits.

If you're overclocked, drop back to stock and see if the problem goes away.

In the meantime, you could boot to the Recovery Console, and use the fixboot and fixmbr commands. That might help you out a bit.
 

shadowdr

Senior Member
Joined
Jan 10, 2001
Have you run the manufacturers utilities on the drive? It could be an advanced warning of a smart drive failure.
Instead of reformating, make an emergency repair disc of your working system so if it happens again you can use the repair install function to fix it.
 

snafumaster

Software Jedi
Joined
Jul 2, 2004
Location
South of Boston
Oni said:
Data corruption can be caused by too much overclocking, or overclocking certain components beyond their limits.

If you're overclocked, drop back to stock and see if the problem goes away.

In the meantime, you could boot to the Recovery Console, and use the fixboot and fixmbr commands. That might help you out a bit.
Yeah...keep a fresh copy of ntldr in a handy place I've had to do this on some troublesome machines(only during diagnostic though)