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nedkelly
15-10-2009, 05:53 PM
Hey I have a 160Gb Seagate Barracuda Sata2. Been having some problems with it, had four different OS installs done on it, have had all of them lose the same system hive file. Is there something wrong with the hard drive? If there is is there any way to fix the problem?

Cato
15-10-2009, 05:58 PM
What do you mean "lose the same system hive file"? Could you please be more specific?

Run a SMART test on it, if you think it has a hardware problem.

Blam
15-10-2009, 06:06 PM
Try a chkdsk.

Or it could be malware, or a hardware issue

Speedy Gonzales
15-10-2009, 06:06 PM
Its probably getting confused with the different OS's on it

CYaBro
15-10-2009, 06:13 PM
Could also be a RAM problem.
Run the Seagate Seatools on it and if that finds nothing try Memtest.

nedkelly
15-10-2009, 07:57 PM
Cato: The file I lose is the system hive file.
Blam6: Dont think it could be a malware issue could it? 4 different installs?
Speedy: The 4 installs were 2 windows xp pro sp3 installs, vista basic and server 2003. Also I do a format every time I reinstall.
CYaBro: Would the ram really cause a problem with the system hive file?

Phil B
15-10-2009, 09:09 PM
Check the disc first & if it checks out I'd wipe the disc. 1 pass should be enough & then do a clean install. I use Shred for wiping. It's on Ubuntu live disc + others no doubt. It'll take all night to wipe. Check to see if the file is there, if so take an image of the disc & start installing your software. You'll find the offending program that way

Sweep
15-10-2009, 11:12 PM
Cato: The file I lose is the system hive file.
Blam6: Dont think it could be a malware issue could it? 4 different installs?
Speedy: The 4 installs were 2 windows xp pro sp3 installs, vista basic and server 2003. Also I do a format every time I reinstall.
CYaBro: Would the ram really cause a problem with the system hive file?

There are more than one hive files.

So what operating sytem(s) are you trying to run right now?

If using WinXP you might try this to repair the problem.

You might to read this. I do have a batch file I could send you if you want.

nedkelly
16-10-2009, 07:15 AM
was running 2003 server