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Windows 7: BSOD at random intervals, no specific pattern even after clean install

19 Nov 2012   #51
Britton30
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

You may need to reset you boot priority since a new BIOS will reset everything to defaults.


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19 Nov 2012   #52
CliveK

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Britton30 View Post
You may need to reset you boot priority since a new BIOS will reset everything to defaults.
I had already set HD to be first and the rest are disabled, as it was before. I am at a loss what else I can do.
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19 Nov 2012   #53
Britton30
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

What exactly happens when you try to start Windows?

You might give Start up Repair (again?) from here. Advanced Boot Options
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19 Nov 2012   #54
CliveK

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Britton30 View Post
What exactly happens when you try to start Windows?

You might give Start up Repair (again?) from here. Advanced Boot Options
I turn the tower on, it then loads to the normal motherboard screen and then instead of getting to Windows it is just the black screen with flashing cursor.

F8 merely presents a Boot Menu to select Boot First and not an advanced one. If I insert the Windows DVD and try again it still presents the same problem.
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19 Nov 2012   #55
Britton30
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

The black screen with cursor means bad hardware. Which one is the hard part to figure out. If possible, pull your graphics and reseat it to make sure it's fully in, check it's power cables too.

I'll ask for some more help.
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19 Nov 2012   #56
essenbe

Windows 7 Enterprise X64/Windows 10 Enterprise X64/Windows 10 Pro X64/Linux Mint
 
 

Go into bios and list the DVD drive as first boot device and the hard drive as second device, insert the windows DVD and save and exit. When it boots from the DVD you should see a message to push any key to boot from DVD, push a key. Once in there, on the second or third screen, in the bottom left corner there should be an option of repair my computer ( if it is the installation DVD).

Also, when you updated BIOS, did you go back in and set optimized defaults first? You really should do that. Then set bios the way you want it. If you were in AHCI mode with the SSD, you will want to make sure you still are after setting optimized defaults, if not, set whatever mode it was in before.
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19 Nov 2012   #57
CliveK

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

The graphics card is well and truly secured and the power cables are all correctly placed/secure.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by essenbe View Post
Go into bios and list the DVD drive as first boot device and the hard drive as second device, insert the windows DVD and save and exit. When it boots from the DVD you should see a message to push any key to boot from DVD, push a key. Once in there, on the second or third screen, in the bottom left corner there should be an option of repair my computer ( if it is the installation DVD).

Also, when you updated BIOS, did you go back in and set optimized defaults first? You really should do that. Then set bios the way you want it. If you were in AHCI mode with the SSD, you will want to make sure you still are after setting optimized defaults, if not, set whatever mode it was in before.
I have listed the disk drive as 1st and the hard drive to 2nd but to no avail. I'm beginning to think that my disk drive maybe faulty as that's why MemTest doesn't normally work too. Could this be?

With regard to the BIOS I do not know what the optimised default is nor the AHCI mode is. Sorry.
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19 Nov 2012   #58
essenbe

Windows 7 Enterprise X64/Windows 10 Enterprise X64/Windows 10 Pro X64/Linux Mint
 
 

At this point, anything is possible. Set your bios to optimized defaults. Set the boot order, set the ram voltage, frequency and timings. That will be on a sticker on the ram sticks or on the package the ram came in. Look at the sata configuration to see what mode it is in. Save and exit, let us know if it boots and what the sata mode is set to.
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19 Nov 2012   #59
CliveK

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by essenbe View Post
At this point, anything is possible. Set your bios to optimized defaults. Set the boot order, set the ram voltage, frequency and timings. That will be on a sticker on the ram sticks or on the package the ram came in. Look at the sata configuration to see what mode it is in. Save and exit, let us know if it boots and what the sata mode is set to.
Sorry for so many questions, but how does one go about setting them to optimised defaults? I cannot seem to find that option in the BIOS. The details on the sticker for voltage, for example, are too low for any options in the BIOS.

And how does one go about finding out the sata config?
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19 Nov 2012   #60
essenbe

Windows 7 Enterprise X64/Windows 10 Enterprise X64/Windows 10 Pro X64/Linux Mint
 
 

What manufacturer and model of motherboard do you have.

you should have an option for dram timings and dram voltage.
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