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    Unhappy HDD... failing..??

    Seagate Barracuda 250G HDD
    First install of Win Vista bad
    Second install success
    Then overclocked CPU from 2.7GHz to 3.027GHz - AMD Ath 62 X2
    Recently getting BSOD error caused by win32k.sys and PAGE_FAULT_IN_NONPAGED_AREA
    Also something inside the case, maybe HDD not sure, is making scratching noises on the odd occasion, like the HDD platter is being scratched by the magnet head or something... I don't know

    What to do???
    I my computer
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    Default Re: HDD... failing..??

    Dont overclock it? Set it back to its default settings

    Reconfigure the BIOS save the settings.

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    Default Re: HDD... failing..??

    Make sure that all your data is backed up!!!
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    Default Re: HDD... failing..??

    I've lowered the overclock... I'm counting on it happening again
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    Default Re: HDD... failing..??

    check your HDD d/l & run the sea tools test from here http://tinyurl.com/ydywy4

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    Default Re: HDD... failing..??

    I had this problem when I first got the PC in my sig. Turned out to be voltage related, try upping the voltage on your RAM a bit.
    Intel QX9650 3ghz quad core
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    Default Re: HDD... failing..??

    PAGE_FAULT_IN_NONPAGED_AREA
    generally a ram problem......when you o/c you need to have ram that will handle the level of o/c.......I run twinmos ram in my home pc and it's o/c'd from 2.8ghz to 3.2ghz and runs absolutely stable.....other ram i've tried wont clock that high....

    Also something inside the case, maybe HDD not sure, is making scratching noises on the odd occasion, like the HDD platter is being scratched by the magnet head or something... I don't know
    if that was the case it would be a dead duck VERY quickly
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