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Old 10-28-2010, 12:06 PM
 
Location: In Phoenix by way of San Antonio
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Ive been receiving error messages such as: Windows cant fiind my hard drive, hard drive missing/hard drive not found, damaged hard drive clusters detected. Along with RAM memory failure, RAM usage critically high.

Im good at deleting history, disk clean up, and things like that. The System Deframenter MFC Application is the first way I tried to defag the computer with. When I tried the system defragmenter it came up with 5 cleaned items and 5 uncleaned items. Upon trying it again it only showed the problematic issues. Not its prompting me to buy some product. Its called DefragHDDRepair module. Is this the only way to fix the problems??

I then went to the control panel and went through the defrag option under Admin Tools. Did the motions twice but Im still getting the same error messages every 5-10 seconds. Lastly every 15 or so minutes I seem to have to restart the comp due to a ....error occurring while indexing data stored on hard drive. Is that partly due to the hard drive issues??

Is my comp doomed??? How can i fix it?? Just to let you know a lil history of the comp. Its a Dell N5010 4GB RAM i3 CPU @ 2.27 GHz. I do alot of surfing, movie watching over the net at site: Youtube, MegaVideo, Letmewatchthis, and have downloaded over 500 song and movie files from Limewire. I most recently downloaded Frostwire due to the face Limewire is now under court junction to stop file sharing.

Well any help is good!! PLz help. Thanks

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Old 10-28-2010, 01:04 PM
 
Location: WV and Eastport, ME
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I'm thinking you have a malware infection. DefranHDDRepair is not a Microsoft file. This falls into the category of RansomWare. Download Malwarebytes and clean it off. Then read a bunch of threads here to see what happened to other people.
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Old 10-28-2010, 04:29 PM
 
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Do what mensaguy said. If that doesn't help, and you see yourself spending hours on it... it's not worth it. Sometimes it's just easier and quicker to reformat and restore your data from backups.
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Old 10-28-2010, 05:58 PM
 
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Ive been receiving error messages such as: Windows cant fiind my hard drive, hard drive missing/hard drive not found, damaged hard drive clusters detected. Along with RAM memory failure, RAM usage critically high.

Im good at deleting history, disk clean up, and things like that. The System Deframenter MFC Application is the first way I tried to defag the computer with. When I tried the system defragmenter it came up with 5 cleaned items and 5 uncleaned items. Upon trying it again it only showed the problematic issues. Not its prompting me to buy some product. Its called DefragHDDRepair module. Is this the only way to fix the problems??

I then went to the control panel and went through the defrag option under Admin Tools. Did the motions twice but Im still getting the same error messages every 5-10 seconds. Lastly every 15 or so minutes I seem to have to restart the comp due to a ....error occurring while indexing data stored on hard drive. Is that partly due to the hard drive issues??

Is my comp doomed??? How can i fix it?? Just to let you know a lil history of the comp. Its a Dell N5010 4GB RAM i3 CPU @ 2.27 GHz. I do alot of surfing, movie watching over the net at site: Youtube, MegaVideo, Letmewatchthis, and have downloaded over 500 song and movie files from Limewire. I most recently downloaded Frostwire due to the face Limewire is now under court junction to stop file sharing.

Well any help is good!! PLz help. Thanks
I have, and will always, tell users to not do this. Asking for trouble.

If you want to defrag after you (hopefully) get the problem resolved use Defraggler
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Old 10-28-2010, 07:23 PM
 
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I have, and will always, tell users to not do this. Asking for trouble.

If you want to defrag after you (hopefully) get the problem resolved use Defraggler
I agree... Anything other than the traditional usernet, irc, and bittorrent methods are risky. Limewire just plain stinks.
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Old 10-28-2010, 08:29 PM
 
Location: Matthews, NC
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I agree... Anything other than the traditional usernet, irc, and bittorrent methods are risky. Limewire just plain stinks.
If I can speak for TF I think he probably meant all the methods of downloading pirated songs/movies are risky.

Have you checked the System Event log to see if you have any hard drive errors? The drive may actually be going bad.

Spot PC Trouble Early With Windows' Event Viewer

If you want to check for malware try Malware Bytes, it is the best out there right now and is free.

Malwarebytes
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