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Windows 7: Win 7 BSODed (from a clean install to defective)

25 Aug 2009   #1

Windows 7 RC 7100
 
 
Win 7 BSODed (from a clean install to defective)

Hello,

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 real soon.

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
yet.

My specs:
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


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25 Aug 2009   #2

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

clobon

Can you boot into BIOS? DO you have a raid controller?
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25 Aug 2009   #3

 
 

Posting the details of the BSOD would help alot..
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25 Aug 2009   #4

Windows 7 RC 7100
 
 

Hi
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by zigzag3143 View Post
clobon

Can you boot into BIOS? DO you have a raid controller?
Yes, I can boot into bios, the raidcontroller is not configured. Meaning every installed drive will be shown as a normal harddrive/dvdrom.

The drivers for the controller seem to be installed properly.

Regards,Clobon
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25 Aug 2009   #5

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Clobon View Post
Hi


Yes, I can boot into bios, the raidcontroller is not configured. Meaning every installed drive will be shown as a normal harddrive/dvdrom.

The drivers for the controller seem to be installed properly.

Regards,Clobon
Im assuming the old dump files for the BSOD are gone? Even with the raid controller not configured win 7 is going to try and find a driver for it, and that might be a problem. Can you safe boot?
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25 Aug 2009   #6

Windows 7 RC 7100
 
 

Yes, but I can boot normal as well knowing the next BSOD is at least an hour away.

Not configured may be misleading, it's configured to work as an normal controller.

And unfortunately the dumpfiles are gone (BSOD).


Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by TGSoldier View Post
Posting the details of the BSOD would help alot..
I'll give the details after the next BSOD.

Regards, Clobon
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25 Aug 2009   #7

 
 

In the mean while, make sure you have the latest drivers for your hardware. ( from the manufacturers site )
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25 Aug 2009   #8
Microsoft MVP

 
 

Windows 7 has known issues with Vista storage drivers. I'd suggest not using the RAID controller if you reinstall again (to see if that helps).

Meanwhile, there should be copies of the previous Blue Screen data in the C:\Windows\Minidump folder. Please zip up the contents of the folder and upload/attach the .zip file to your next post.

Using the Acronis image to reset the system will ensure that any software/driver issues are repeated each time that you reset it (the issues may have been dormant at the time that the system was working right).

This is similar to the problems that HP has with conflicting drivers in their products - the mere presence of a driver loaded in memory can cause problems even if that device isn't installed. The presence of the drivers wasn't an issue when the image was first made - but as time went by changes were made to the OS (additonal programs/drivers/Windows Updates) that caused the problems to surface.
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25 Aug 2009   #9

 

Quote:
In the mean while, make sure you have the latest drivers for your hardware. ( from the manufacturers site )
- I recommend that you (when having problems) revert back to only DEFAULT installed Drivers recommended by MS.-too many times the latest drivers are ONLY BETA drivers.
Question also if you have NO RAID devices- why are you installing RAID controller.
My MOBO manual recommends -NOT to Install unless you have a need.

During the time of Beta Test for Win95 upto and including Windows 7. it seems that
95% of all BSOD was related to DRIVERS. - Others will claim false- it is devices-well those devices need DRIVERS to function.

Making and restoring an image while it has problems then using to restore, is as stated earlier your only restoring the problem at an earlier date.
restoring from an image that is CLEAN install, takes almost as much time as CLEAN install does.
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07 Sep 2009   #10

Windows 7 RC 7100
 
 

Hi there,

sorry for the late reply. I had some issues with my Windows 7 here><"
So here is the dump. Hope it helps...
Point is I installed Windows 7 so many times I don't think it's a driver
I installed... Now I'm ust using drivers from the Windows 7 install.
Bluescreen after 4hrs. And they get worse.

Funny: first thing to freeze is the explorer. Shortly thereafter
the system BSODs. And sometimes some files are corrupt.
I.E. the AV (Eset Nod32 AV 64bit) could not be installed due
to a corrupt file. Even my backupfiles are corrupt...
But I have a new mainboard and new HD... I don't believe that
they're damaged. Maybe the explorer did it?

I'm keen to read what you think^^

Regards, Clobon

Update:

One more thing:
The more I tried to repair the installation the worse it got.
One time I got a strange message: GRUB failure 22
I'm pretty sure MS wouldn't use GRUB as a bootmanager
or what do you guys think? For the record: There is no
GNU/Linux on my system.
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