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Hi all.

 

What would cause a file a .xFile to fail after its been opening and working for the last 6 years, Ive not touched this file for about 5 years.

And all of a sudden fails in my app and no other mesh viewer can open it to.

 

I question Fraps. that was the only thing Ive download in the past month(year). Afer putting fraps on my PC the hard drives been running none stop, my router

light are flashing like some one is doing stuff.

Vc++ been deleating code I saw it do it I clicked on a line of code and gone no undo what.

 

Sounds like I need to hand my PC over to the FBI to anilise it. Hackers should be put aganst a wall and shot.

 

Any one else think this is a attack on my game.

 

 

 

been looking stuff up is this bad if SO what should I do there doing things to my app this is no normal hack.

 

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yeah I just finnished checking them IPs. Had me for a while when google pointed it's ,map to nasa(damn shouldn't went to that National Ignition Facility Site).

 

Ok back. What about in the file revisions it said it was modified yesterday and for some reason the folder was set to shared as well yesterday at 7.51Am.

but When I checked to day its not shared ???? this is alarm bell to me not hard drive.

 

In fact I have a hard drive that is 20 years old  working fine and Ive had like 25 years worth of computers and never had a hard drive fail.

I could go in the back room and start my very firts computer a IBM aptiva 166 heehehe(third Computer).

 

So can hard drive fail write a modified log.

 

Is there any apps that can detect when a port open and tell me about it.

 

there was a unknow app in system configurations on startup some thing going by the name language_Application no install date its gone now.

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In fact I have a hard drive that is 20 years old working fine and Ive had like 25 years worth of computers and never had a hard drive fail.


The older the drive, the lower the bit density was so I guess they were less likely to suffer from certain forms of bit errors or quantum uncertainty effects etc.

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In fact I have a hard drive that is 20 years old  working fine and Ive had like 25 years worth of computers and never had a hard drive fail.

I have a car that has never broken down and has never been in an accident.  None of the other two cars I have owned have broken down or been in an accident either, and out of all of the cars my immediate family have owned only one has ever broken down and none have been in an accident.

 

This has absolutely no bearing on the fact that thousands of cars break down and thousands of cars are involved in accidents every day.

 

 

The fact that none of your previous hard drives have failed -- if that is in fact even true, considering that some of them may be gradually failing and you simply haven't noticed the problems yet -- does not mean that your current hard drive is not failing.

 

You've asked what the problem might be, and numerous very knowledgeable people have told you that the most likely cause is drive failure.

 

 

If it isn't drive failure -- and again, that is the most likely cause -- it's far more likely that some malware is making completely random changes rather than someone specifically "attacking" your unknown game.

 

 

You've also been told how to proceed with both diagnosing and recovering from the most likely problem -- rather than worrying about an extremely unlikely problem it would be most productive for you to proceed with those steps -- especially given doing so would also help in the extremely unlikely event that a hacker is specifically targeting your game.

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In fact I have a hard drive that is 20 years old  working fine and Ive had like 25 years worth of computers and never had a hard drive fail.

I could go in the back room and start my very firts computer a IBM aptiva 166 heehehe(third Computer).

 

 

They don't make drives like that anymore..... the good old times!

 

Seriously: todays consumer drives are given 3 year warranties. Personally I came to the conclusion that if a manufacturer gives you 3 years of warranty, expect it to fail after about 4-5 years. Some of my stuff even failed almost exaclty when the warranty ran out.

 

Of course, with drives it comes down to your usage pattern. If its the single drive in a machine used very often, and you are doing a lot of I/O intensive tasks, your drive might even failt before its warranty voids a lot.

Then there are the different classes of drives. There is a reason some drives are not even given the standart 3 year warranty (there are some 2 year warranty drives around today), while other get an extend 5 year warranty. Don't expect a cheap consumer drive to take the same I/O load like a Server drive and run for the same amount of years without failing.

 

Lastly, with Hard Drives like with other Hardware, its all a lottery. Do you get a particularly bad drive? Is your drive exceptionally good?

Even with todays standartized production, there are differences betweeen every part of hardware sold. Some parts do not fit together as exact as they should, some parts leak more energy. It is the reason why some examples of the exact same CPU Overclock like crazy while others get hot even before you start OC'ing. And its also the reason why some Harddrives keep on working for decades while others fail after a month.

 

Everybody expecting prices to come down, thus manufacturing in China, with cheap untrained labour force, and very narrow margins forcing manufacturers to use shady methods to ensure a steady income (google 'planned obsolence' or have a look at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Planned_obsolescence) doesn't help too of course.

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