I've been having major issues with games crashing and my NTFS becoming corrupt. It all started when I had my page file on a seperate drive, which became corrupted. I have since removed it from my system. My system has been narrowed down to basically the 2 x DVD drives, the motherboard, CPU, RAM and 120GB Seagate.
I have constantly reinstalled WinXP, then done scans with Seatools and consitently come up with the errors:
There are one or more errors in the index
There are one or more errors in the metadata file
I have formatted, zero'd drives (with Seatools and DBAN on the 35 pass test, which took two days!), reinstalled windows, no luck. Consistent crashes. Even without installing games, within a few days, the system becomes unstable. I've tested my RAM @ Stock settings for 24 hours straight in Memtest86, no errors. I've tried different RAM, I've tried using just 2 x 512mb of RAM, I've tried a different HDD, I've tried different cables, even brand new cables. I've tried different orders of loading the drivers in windows, I've used all the bios versions available, even the latest, still no luck. I've even dropped back to Win2k, still get errors. CHKDSK finds the errors too and says after a /r that there are no more, but there still are! I am completely lost as to what to do. The corruption is apparent after Windows install, before any chipset drivers are loaded and gets worse when installing anything, as if the IDE controller cannot handle file transfers. No NVFirewall is being installed (stayed away from that from the very beginning) Does anyone have these problems or can anyone help? I am completely lost as to what to do ?