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I am having a problem with my system, it keeps crashing or having to repair the boot up sector. My system is a home built one consisting of a Core 2 duo E8200 on a Asrock P45TS motherboard, 4gig of Corsair xms3 ddr3 1333mz memory running Windows 7. This happens with all os's i use. can you help. thanks Paul.

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Make sure you are not overclocking the unit.

Check for viruses.

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