Corrupt files & HDD making strange noises.....

  Gaz 25 09:02 31 Oct 2003

Good morning to all,

I have two problems.

1. The HDD makes a clunk sound every now and again, does this suggest it is clapped out?

2. I have corrupt IE temp files, and I cannot delete them, and windows keeps poping up to run chkdsk.

But then, I managed to get rid of the file. Then another one gets corrupted. Then another message pops up that m$ is corrupt on the C:\ drive.

I think this could be also related with memory, HDD or windows.

Can anyone suggest anything before I go out buying a new HDD, reformat and try some other memory?

I hope this is not serious. But I have scanned for viruses with the latest defs. and run System file checker.

I have a AMD 2800+ Processor, 512Mb DDR memory (333), 120Gb IBM HDD and Gigabyte motherboard.

Hope you can help.


  Simon_P 10:11 31 Oct 2003

Recomend you back up all important data ASAP just incase.


  Gaz 25 10:50 31 Oct 2003

Yes. It does!

I am getting a SATA HDD tonight.

Anyway what about the corrupt files?


  [email protected] 11:05 31 Oct 2003

sounds like w32 Blaster.Worm have you checked for virus

  [email protected] 11:09 31 Oct 2003

try ultrawincleaner usually cleans all temp files but has to told to delete cookies

  Gaz 25 11:17 31 Oct 2003

I have the patch for the MS blater worm, and an up-to-date virus scanner.

I am not aware that the MSblaster worm corrupts temp files.

Not only that, why would it corrupt lots of files?

Anyway, anything is a possibility.

Thanks so far for responses.


  MichelleC 11:39 31 Oct 2003

You can get hd integrity checker from maker's site.

  Gaz 25 13:07 31 Oct 2003


I have run both the windows XP error checker and the one from IBM computers and it crashes half way through.

I think the HDD is clapped out.

But what I want to know, is it not only corrups one file, but then goes to corrupt more.

Can you help any further?


  MichelleC 13:22 31 Oct 2003

2 more things to try.

reinstalling os over itself (in w2k you boot from os disc, select install, then select repair)It wipes out updates).

Virus scan click here

HD's aren't my expertise, but there's some good ones here.

  Gaz 25 13:24 31 Oct 2003

I use Win XP, and I have tried a repair.

I have run 3 virus scans from various vendors.

Hope anyone can help.

  Gaz 25 14:07 31 Oct 2003


Sorry for this, but I am going to get a new HDD soon. Any ideas on this?

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