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Windows 7: Windows 7 64 bit crashes.


21 Jul 2009   #1

Windows 7600.16385 / Vista x64 / XP
 
 
Windows 7 64 bit crashes.

When i first started messing with Windows 7 6801 onwards, everything was running so smoothly for me. Right up until 7068.

Since I've upgraded from that, I think it was 7077 next where it started being much slower and had random crashes etc.

Once I upgraded to RC1 It was even worse, it was crashing whenever i loaded it up. So much so that i gave up and went back to Vista 64 bit. (Whcih i found to be at least twice as fast.

I installed builds since this but kept getting the same problem.

Anyway along came 7264 and it ran perfectly! No problems at all. So i figured they'd ironed out whatever my problem was. So along came 7600. (85) I installed this 2 days ago and suddenly my crashes are back. IRQ Less than or Equal to is my BSOD.

So again i just thought nevermind i'll go back to 7264. However, when i went back to 7264, it's giving me the crashes there as well now too. I installed it exactly the same, with the exact same drivers, exact same install disk (not reburned, the actual one.)

So now I'm very, very confused.

I'm running;

Intel Core 2 Quad Q9300 (2.5ghz)
8GB Corsair DDR2 800mhz
1.5TB 7200 Samsung
500GB 7200 Seagate
512mb XFX Geforce 9800GTX+
M-Audio Audiophile 2496 (Windows Vista X64 Driver)

There's only the M Audio card that's using a non Windows 7 driver.

Any ideas anyone? I've no memory dumps atm because I've formatted and gone back to vista. If required i'll install it tonight when i get home from work and see what it spits out?

Thanks


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21 Jul 2009   #2

Windows 7 x64 RTM
 
 

Do two things.

1. Download, burn and boot off of this:
http://www.memtest.org/download/2.11...+-2.11.iso.zip
If you get any errors remove some DIMMs and retest until no errors.

2. Do a clean install of Windows 7 x64 WITHOUT the sound card in there.
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21 Jul 2009   #3

Windows 7 x64 rtm
 
 

It seems to be random. My guess would be corrupt installations due to memory and or HD failing. Sometimes your getting lucky and not corrupting critical system files... sometimes not.

You may also want to check your media used to install ie:flash drive,dvd,etc...You may of had a bad burn or your optical drive is failing if using disc.
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21 Jul 2009   #4

7264x64/7260x86
 
 

I'm gonna say it's your HD on it's way out, start backing up just in case.
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21 Jul 2009   #5

Windows 7 Build 7600 64bit/Ubuntu/Leopard
 
 

i don't recommend doing this but you can go bakc to the older build of windows 7 and see it still works like it use too... but if it doesn't... it could be your HDD or the Sound Card.
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21 Jul 2009   #6
PotatoMan83

 

back up your files and run a stress test
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21 Jul 2009   #7
Microsoft MVP

 
 

Try the Windows 7 Upgrade Advisor beta: http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/d...displaylang=en

Post the memory dumps when you get 'em.

Most likely it's a driver that doesn't like Windows 7. I suspect that Microsoft is using Vista drivers on Windows Update - as it updated my RAID card, yet the manufacturer says it's not going to make Windows 7 drivers for my card.
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21 Jul 2009   #8

Windows 7600.16385 / Vista x64 / XP
 
 
Thanks for the responses guys

Interesting you say about the hard drive, I can't rememebr when exactly but my hard drive is only a few months old so it might be the problem? Perhaps I was using my old hard drive on the old ones - it's too far back to remember now.

Also an interesting note, thinking about it now is when i was running 7264 succesfully last time, i'd partitioned the drive into like a 600 and an 800 (something like that) and it was running fine on the 600.

Time for a partition I think. Could this be something to do with partition tables? I'm not very good with hard drives & boot sectors and all that lot.

Any recommendations on that?

My gut was telling me it was my sound card, but it's strange that the fault's intermittent like this.

I'll try the other suggestions on here too.

Thanks so much.
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21 Jul 2009   #9

Windows 7600.16385 / Vista x64 / XP
 
 

Oh also @bildo I installed 7600 off of my pen drive and got the problems and installed the other builds all from disk, so I don't think it's the media.

Thanks
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21 Jul 2009   #10

Windows 7 x64 RTM
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by dook View Post
Interesting you say about the hard drive, I can't rememebr when exactly but my hard drive is only a few months old so it might be the problem? Perhaps I was using my old hard drive on the old ones - it's too far back to remember now.

Also an interesting note, thinking about it now is when i was running 7264 succesfully last time, i'd partitioned the drive into like a 600 and an 800 (something like that) and it was running fine on the 600.

Time for a partition I think. Could this be something to do with partition tables? I'm not very good with hard drives & boot sectors and all that lot.

Any recommendations on that?

My gut was telling me it was my sound card, but it's strange that the fault's intermittent like this.

I'll try the other suggestions on here too.

Thanks so much.
Definitely not your hard drive. Red herring for sure.
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