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Windows 7: Windows Explorer Crashes

21 Nov 2012   #51
BarryBruce1975

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

Hi Kaktussoft,

At the moment I am backing up my docs before I run the memory check and then embark on fixing this issue (potential with a windows reinstall)

I managed to find my laptop manual. As it turns out, I have a recovery partition on my drive - this contains windows and other utilities installed at factory. Would it be 'safe' to assume the recovery partition is fine to use as a method for repairing/re-installing W7?

Thanks


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21 Nov 2012   #52
BarryBruce1975

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

Hi,

Im having trouble finding the BIOS setting to boot from USB so I can run the memory test prog. I accessed the BIOS settings and boot options but there was no selection available for USB. Think im doing something wrong?!
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22 Nov 2012   #53
Kaktussoft

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by BarryBruce1975 View Post
Hi,

Im having trouble finding the BIOS setting to boot from USB so I can run the memory test prog. I accessed the BIOS settings and boot options but there was no selection available for USB. Think im doing something wrong?!
You can run memory diagnostics from cd/dvd! Memtest86.com - Memory Diagnostic
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22 Nov 2012   #54
Kaktussoft

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bits 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by BarryBruce1975 View Post
Hi Kaktussoft,

At the moment I am backing up my docs before I run the memory check and then embark on fixing this issue (potential with a windows reinstall)

I managed to find my laptop manual. As it turns out, I have a recovery partition on my drive - this contains windows and other utilities installed at factory. Would it be 'safe' to assume the recovery partition is fine to use as a method for repairing/re-installing W7?

Thanks
Yes! But only as long as nobody changed the recovery partition.
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22 Nov 2012   #55
BarryBruce1975

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Kaktussoft View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by BarryBruce1975 View Post
Hi,

Im having trouble finding the BIOS setting to boot from USB so I can run the memory test prog. I accessed the BIOS settings and boot options but there was no selection available for USB. Think im doing something wrong?!
You can run memory diagnostics from cd/dvd! Memtest86.com - Memory Diagnostic
Yes - I seen that. If I run from dvd will I not have the same problem with boot order?
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22 Nov 2012   #56
Kaktussoft

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bits 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by BarryBruce1975 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Kaktussoft View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by BarryBruce1975 View Post
Hi,

Im having trouble finding the BIOS setting to boot from USB so I can run the memory test prog. I accessed the BIOS settings and boot options but there was no selection available for USB. Think im doing something wrong?!
You can run memory diagnostics from cd/dvd! Memtest86.com - Memory Diagnostic
Yes - I seen that. If I run from dvd will I not have the same problem with boot order?
Can't you change the boot order in BIOS so it tries to boot from CD/DVD first?
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22 Nov 2012   #57
BarryBruce1975

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

Hi,

Ok-got access and currently running the test. How many passes should I complete?

Thanks
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22 Nov 2012   #58
Kaktussoft

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bits 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by BarryBruce1975 View Post
Hi,

Ok-got access and currently running the test. How many passes should I complete?

Thanks
Don't be impatient.... wait many hours. Let it run multiple times.
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22 Nov 2012   #59
BarryBruce1975

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

Hi kaktussoft,

Ok- no probs.

1 pass completed with no errors, 50% of 2nd, been on for 1hr.
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22 Nov 2012   #60
Kaktussoft

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bits 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

use memtest86 says.. no problems at all. chkdsk alreayd says disk is fine. Are you willing to a repair install?
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