I installed Windows 7 RC 7100 about 2 month ago, everything went
just fine. Although my PCIE X-Fi Titanium made me worry a little
the windows update provided me with working drivers
Bad luck in the past made me back up the system when it was at
the spring of its lifetime.
Then my SATA dvd-burner (I had 2 installed, 1 Sata and 1 IDE)
didn't read any media at all all of a sudden. I didn't pay attention
at that time. Another 3 weeks went by and it began.
First thing was a BSOD while idling just winamp provided my ears
with the sound of heavens. But after restart everything was fine
again. 2 days ago I couldn't open certain files on my HD. Some
obscure errors were reported (7zip error while trying to execute a
new NVIDIA driver
, 7zip error while trying to unpack ANY archive...)
and sometimes the text in the windows dissapeared. And I wasn't
able to start Firefox anymore it just produced 50% cpu usage but
the FF window wouldn't open. So I rebooted the system once again.
But Windows 7 would only stard half heartedly... Soon a BSOD AFTER
logging in appeared every time, several tries later it went BSOD
whenever it reached the "Loading Windows" point. Whatever it
was the systems condition got worse by the minute.
No worries (or so I thought) there's still my backup. No chance in hell.
Now even the Acronis CD wouldn't start anymore. So I bought a new
HD and a new board.
Now I was able to boot Acronis and after copying the content of
my supposedly bad HD to the new one I was able to start the system
like in old times. I installed all drivers... But after just 5 hrs the first
BSOD came. The second just 2 hrs later. At that time I just shut
down the system.
I will try a clean install this evening. I don't think it's worth trying to
solve it thoroughly (thinking oct 22 is not that far away anymore)
but maybe this sounds familiar to someone? Maybe the RC 7100 isn't
that stable? Or a corrupt driver? I downloaded the drivers always
from the site of the manufacturer. Windows 7 is not that well supported
E8400 @ 3ghz
8800 gtx (g80)
Asus P5Q Turbo
Corsair DDR2 1066 4GB Twin XMS
Samsung 750GB 32MB Cache Sata
Samsung DVD burner IDE
Just tell me what you think. Regards, Clobon