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Windows 7: Bsod at startup - driver or Bios or Win7 reinstall?

27 Sep 2012   #31
gerrard

Windows 7 Ultimate 32b
 
 

Oh no ... I was happy too early
BSOD again (when driver verifier deleted)
Restart/freeze (when it is turned on)
So it's not the soundcard/driver which causes that.



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27 Sep 2012   #32
usasma
Microsoft MVP

 
 

If the BSOD's continue, then please try this procedure:
Quote:
- Start with these free hardware diagnostics: Hardware Diagnostics
- If all of the diagnostics pass, then we look at a "Clean Install" of Windows: Canned Speeches
- Then, if the BSOD's still continue, it's time to star troubleshooting by hardware stripdown: Hardware Stripdown Troubleshooting
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06 Oct 2012   #33
gerrard

Windows 7 Ultimate 32b
 
 

Hi,

I continued with hardware test, HDD especially, and I could not find the support website for that (neither on Seagate page). My HDD is Samsung SV4012H. I want another test after Hard Disk sentinel (it was OK) because chkdsk showed some errors: "...attribute record corrupt". How can I make the test for this HDD?

Thanks
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06 Oct 2012   #34
usasma
Microsoft MVP

 
 

Use the Seagate Seatools test.
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08 Oct 2012   #35
gerrard

Windows 7 Ultimate 32b
 
 

I made the Seatools test (smart check, short self test, short and long generic) and all of them were passed.
(I don't understand why the HDD is shown twice the same in 2 rows and only the partition "C", the other partition "F" is nowhere.)
So it means that HDD is OK?
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08 Oct 2012   #36
usasma
Microsoft MVP

 
 

Yes, that means the HDD is probably OK.

If the BSOD's continue, then please try this procedure:
Quote:
- Start with these free hardware diagnostics: Hardware Diagnostics
- If all of the diagnostics pass, then we look at a "Clean Install" of Windows: Canned Speeches
- Then, if the BSOD's still continue, it's time to star troubleshooting by hardware stripdown: Hardware Stripdown Troubleshooting
My System SpecsSystem Spec
09 Oct 2012   #37
gerrard

Windows 7 Ultimate 32b
 
 

Please help me!

No desktop at the moment - no icons, tray or start menu, no right click just blank light blue screen.
I tried to switch on explorer.exe but no result. I made chkdsk and sfc/scan but remained the same.
I am just browsing by add new task of task manager.
So I decided to go back to WinXP from Win7 but how should I do (I think backgrade is not allowed)?
Thanks
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09 Oct 2012   #38
usasma
Microsoft MVP

 
 

First scan for malware (bootable disks at this link): Free Online AntiMalware Resources
Then backup all of your data files.
Then, if you then wish to go back to WinXP, boot from XP disk and follow the directions to install WinXP.
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09 Oct 2012   #39
gerrard

Windows 7 Ultimate 32b
 
 

Seagate Seatools was the reason for no desktop!
I made a system restore by uninstalling it and now it's OK with the desktop.
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