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What are the effects of bad sectors on installations

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    screenshots


    Here are the screenshots.

    I hardly have anything on this computer right now, so the best I could get was 15% CPU usage.
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails memory tab.gif   cpu.gif   SPD tab.gif  

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  2. #42


    Smart connect is also now gone. Is there any problem with it?
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    Don't know of any diagnostic tools from ASRock. Anyone have any ideas what that might be?
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  4. #44


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    Quote Originally Posted by Bkshiroma View Post
    Smart connect is also now gone. Is there any problem with it?
    Good. Yes, it installs an old WinpCap driver that you don't want to have on Win 8 or 8.1

    CPU-Z screenshots look good (but you only showed 1 stick of RAM and not other.) You could install the Realtek HD Audio codec driver, which is a little older on your machine. The update from the link will be good.

    Other than that, machine should be ok from here on out (unless memory is defective, but probably not.)
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  5. #45


    Codec installed.

    96 Windows updates....here we go.
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    lol good luck.

    If you notice any driver updates, don't install them and let us know which they are, please.
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    Anyone have an idea how long this is going to take? It's kind of been stuck at 0% and 0kb, although the hard disk is apparently doing something. It's already past midnight and if it's going to take more than 20 minutes, I'm going to bed.
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    You got me worried there for a sec. Mostly security updates and Windows updates so far as I can see.
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  9. #49


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    Quote Originally Posted by Bkshiroma View Post
    Don't know of any diagnostic tools from ASRock. Anyone have any ideas what that might be?
    You get the diagnostic from the hard drive manufacturers web site.
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  10. #50


    You know, crow actually tastes pretty good. Kinda like chicken, actually.

    Windows updated smoothly. So far, everything looks good. The event viewer even reappeared.

    Some last few things. Should the third party firewalls and antivirus programs be okay to install. For that matter, are they necessary? How good is Windows Defender?

    I'll take your word that Smart connect is not a good idea. Have there been problems in Windows 8 with any of the other Asrock utilities such as XFast Lan?
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